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  • One small step for Robotkind

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    Take me to your re-charging unit Like many others I was constantly checking the BBC livefeed and ESA reports yesterday as Philae landed. My interest is twofold (well threefold, but we will get to that): - Firstly, exploration of space is always fascinating and who knows what we will learn from this (It's quite scary the number of people arguing this is a a waste of money!) - Secondly, it's another episode in the application of the advances in modern Robotics - and for a good, not a dystopian, outcome. The potential of robotics is well showcased here - the downside (surveillance by Philae's…
  • How Apple Forces New Technology to Improve the Future

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    Steve Wildstrom
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Apple’s decisions on redesign of the technology of just about everything are an endless source of criticism, especially by those who have a right to tinker with their devices. History suggests Apple has the sense… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • How to Boost and Increase Your Internet Speed

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    Aseem Kishore
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    Looking for a way to increase your Internet speed without upgrading your ISP Internet plan? Well, Internet speed can depend on a several factors, both internal to the network and external. Starting from the operating system, you have the network card, network cable, wireless router, broadband modem, and possibly other devices before you even get out of your house. Also, this article is meant for users who had previously been browsing at a certain download speed, but now seem to be browsing at a much slower speed. If you perform a speed test on your connection and are getting within 85% to 90%…
  • Jolla’s Sailfish tablet raises a million dollars in just 2 days

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    Holly Brockwell
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    iOS, Android, Sailfish? Jolla’s operating system looks like a major contender in the mobile market now that the Jolla Tablet, dubbed “the world’s first crowdsourced tablet,” has exceeded $1million of crowdfunding in just two days on Indiegogo. Even more impressively, Jolla’s original target for the campaign was $380,000, which it achieved in just two hours. Clearly, there’s a huge public appetite for this independently-produced, privacy-conscious product. Jolla’s Sailfish OS 2.0 is designed to be open-source and collaborative, having grown out of…
  • My 2014 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide is Here and it’s an EPUB

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    Terry White
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
      Each year I put together my picks for the best Gadget Gifts to get that special someone on your Holiday Gift List. This year I decided to practice what I’ve been preaching and I’m releasing the guide as a cross platflorm interactive fixed layout EPUB 3.0 document as well as the web version. I built the the guide using Adobe InDesign CC. It’s interactive with videos, links and animation. The EPUB is a free download and while it’s focused on my top picks, you can access the full guide in the App as well (although it’s still being updated). Yes,…
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  • HeadFoams Pro: Adults get nearly-indestructible headphones too

    Simon Crisp
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    When we were introduced to HeadFoams headphones earlier this year, it was as a kid-centric product which promised to survive whatever your little ones could throw at them. But now accident-prone adults can also get in on the nearly-indestructible headphone action with the release of HeadFoams Pro, an adult-sized version, which also promises grown-up audio quality... Continue Reading HeadFoams Pro: Adults get nearly-indestructible headphones too Section: Home Entertainment Tags: Headphones, Rugged Related Articles: HeadFoams: Bendy foam headphones for kids Soundsight headphones put HD video…
  • Concept wearable pod offers isolation in a Nutshell

    Adam Williams
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    If you spend your workday in a busy office, you'll know how difficult it can be to switch off and take a proper break. With this in mind, designer Eden Lew has conceived a wearable isolation pod called the Nutshell that aims to improve the quality of break times. .. Continue Reading Concept wearable pod offers isolation in a Nutshell Section: Good Thinking Tags: Collapsible, Lightweight, Relax, Sleep, Wearable Related Articles: Self-contained powered Copenhagen Wheel hits the market – at last Review: Backtracker radar system for bikes Slap on a wristband to micromanage your life Float helps…
  • Scottish company invites Skoogists to get their grooves on

    Paul Ridden
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Initially developed for kids with disabilities, Edinburgh-based Skoogmusic has spent the last four years delivering its colorful and tactile Skoog digital music-making instrument to almost 2,000 schools around the world. Now the company is eyeing the consumer space with the development of version 2.0, which benefits from a much-reduced cost of entry, new mobile companion apps, wireless capabilities and battery-powered portability... Continue Reading Scottish company invites Skoogists to get their grooves on Section: Music Tags: Bluetooth, Controller, Digital music, Education, Indiegogo,…
  • Mercedes revives Maybach name for long wheelbase S-Class

    Scott Collie
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Mercedes has used China's Auto Ghangzhou show to revive the Maybach name on an ultra high-end S-Class. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 is a long-wheelbase, V12-powered flagship for the Mercedes range, and aims to offer a level of exclusivity beyond that offered by the standard S-Class range. .. Continue Reading Mercedes revives Maybach name for long wheelbase S-Class Section: Automotive Tags: LA Auto Show 2014, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz Related Articles: Maybach Relaunched Maybach Zeppelin reborn Maybach 62 S: World's most powerful chauffeur-driven saloon The New Maybach 57 S - 6.0-litre V12 biturbo…
  • Behind the scenes at Quantum of the Seas' Two70 show

    David Szondy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Earlier this month, Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas cruise ship, with its high-tech Bionic Bar and Two70 multimedia theater, set sail on its maiden voyage. Gizmag chatted on the phone with one of the key people behind the interactive performance venue Two70, Tim Magill of 5+design, for a look behind the scenes of the space and its robotic performers... Continue Reading Behind the scenes at Quantum of the Seas' Two70 show Section: Robotics Tags: Entertainment, Interactive, Multi-functional, Robots, Ships, Theater Related Articles: Quantum of the Seas sets sail with robotic bartenders…
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  • How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion?

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy looks at the massive business empire of Star Wars. The post How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion? appeared first on WIRED.
  • While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On

    Graeme McMillan
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Can't keep up with everything people are talking about on the World Wide Web? Don't worry. We read the Internet so you don't have to. The post While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On appeared first on WIRED.
  • Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need

    Robert McMillan
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Everyone hates Mattel's Computer Engineer Barbie book, but we've fallen in love with Feminist Hacker Barbie. She's the brainchild of Kathleen Tuite, an independent computer programmer based near Santa Cruz, California, who spent a half-day on Wednesday hacking together a website where people could re-caption the original book, hacking it to fix all of its pastel-hued problems. The post Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need appeared first on WIRED.
  • Tech Time Warp of the Week: How Bell Labs Recruited Computer Whizzes in the ’70s

    Klint Finley
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Dennis Ritchie is gone. And Bell Labs is no longer the force it once was. But you can still visit them on the net. In the classic video above, Ritchie is among those who pitch Bell Labs to potential recruits somewhere towards the tail end of its heyday, in the ’70s and on into the […] The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: How Bell Labs Recruited Computer Whizzes in the ’70s appeared first on WIRED.
  • Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games’ Most Important Characters

    Jordan Crucchiola
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    There are a lot of characters in the Hunger Games franchise. They're actually fairly hard to keep track of. To help prepare you for today's release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, we'd like to offer a definitive ranking of each character and why they're important to Panem—just so you can keep them straight. The post Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games’ Most Important Characters appeared first on WIRED.
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  • That Time I Interviewed Click and Clack

    Harry McCracken
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Back in the summer of 1997, I got my one and only assignment for a magazine called The Web, back when it seemed like it made sense to publish reviews and profiles relating to websites on dead trees. It turned out to be one of the most entertaining projects I ever worked on: I profiled Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as Click and Clack of public radio’s Car Talk. When I saw the sad news today that Tom had passed away at 77, the memories came flooding back. I made contact with the Car Talk team by getting the phone number of their production company. In 1997, you did that by calling…
  • I’m Over at Fast Company. Join Me, Won’t You?

    Harry McCracken
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Just a quick reminder: I’m now happily ensconced in my new gig as technology editor for Fast Company. That means that the vast majority of my tech writing will appear on To see what I’ve been up to so far, you can check out my author page. I do reserve the write to blog here occasionally if I have something to say which doesn’t feel like a good fit for FC. And I’m updating the Technologizer Flipboard magazine with my own work as well as interesting stuff I’m reading elsewhere. But mostly, I’m over at Fast Company–and I hope…
  • TechReads for August 11, 2014

    Harry McCracken
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    Apple University revealed. (Brian X. Chen/NYTimes) Apple’s in-house training program sounds very, very Apple-esque.
  • RIP, Jim Frederick

    Harry McCracken
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Jim Frederick, the first editor I had during my time as a tech writer for TIME, died unexpectedly on Thursday night. He was only 42, and I’m still in shock. The loss would be incalculable no matter what the circumstances, but it feels especially jarring and surreal given the bright future Jim was building for himself. Along with his wife Charlotte, he’d just switched coasts from New York to San Francisco in order to start a media consultancy. (I got the LinkedIn notification formally announcing the news just yesterday morning.) Jim’s most obvious legacy will be his work as a…
  • I’m Going to Want a Car With Built-In LTE…Eventually

    Harry McCracken
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Buick owners enjoying their car’s built-in LTE in a photo provided by GM Last week, General Motors invited me to a press event at which it showed off some new Buicks. Normally, such events involve driving new cars. But when we hit the road during this one, I willingly sat in the back seat and fooled around with my phone and tablet–because the primary purpose of the event was to demonstrate the 4G LTE broadband and Wi-Fi hotspot features built into the cars. Across its brands, GM is being particularly aggressive about rolling out in-vehicle LTE connectivity. Most Buick models,…
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  • Hot Durkey! Abomination or most American meal ever? [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Hot durkey, Frankenturkey, Ballpark Bird — call it what you will, but buying a whole turkey can be darned expensive, so if you’re looking for a cheap alternative, this is the year of the hot dog turkey. To make things fancy, use the ones filled with cheese. Via Huffington Post. Recipes for those who have completely … The post Hot Durkey! Abomination or most American meal ever? [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The Bob Ross of bug photography: ‘Nuff said [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:22 pm
    When we spotted PetaPixel's title "The Bob Ross of Bug Photography Returns with a Solid Overview of the Macro Workflow," we have to admit that our heart skipped a beat, not because this author is particularly into photography, much less the photography of bugs, but because of the Bob Ross reference. And, oh, was it worth hitting play. The post The Bob Ross of bug photography: ‘Nuff said [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 100-year-old woman finally sees the ocean [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
    There may not be much to look forward to when you hit 100, but for Ruby Holt, who spent her life in rural Tennessee, it was worth the long wait to finally set eyes on the ocean. The post 100-year-old woman finally sees the ocean [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The United States of Booze [map]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Once upon a time, prohibition was the law of the land in the United States, and we saw how well that turned out. Yet some areas of the country never did develop the taste for alcohol that others did, but rather than rely on anecdotal evidence, the staff at Thrillest tapped the data-driven brain power of Movoto's "Chief Armchair Economist," Chris Kolmer, to find out which states were filled to the brim with booze. The post The United States of Booze [map] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Meet the family who leaves no waste [video]

    Josh Urich
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As a society, we're pretty well trained to recycle. But we're nowhere near as good as this family, who lives a zero waste lifestyle. Watch how they cut their trash to almost zero by reducing consumption, reusing what they could, and recycling everything else. The post Meet the family who leaves no waste [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • blazepress: Solar System rendered to scale by Roberto...

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    blazepress: Solar System rendered to scale by Roberto Ziche. Perspective.
  • "It turns out people want keyboards."

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    "It turns out people want keyboards.": Virginia Heffernan on the current state of virtual reality: It’s hard to remember, but the same skepticism once dogged the two devices that now define the sea change known as “mobile”: the smartphone and the tablet. In the 1990s, the Apple Newton, a tablet and a “personal digital assistant,” was considered a marvel by the specs. A single-surface networked personal computer, it came with an impressive screen and plenty of memory. But consumers rejected it. A hand-held device that didn’t fit in pockets, play music, display photos or even make…
  • gameraboy: Paramount Picture logo, 1933 The mountain was...

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    gameraboy: Paramount Picture logo, 1933 The mountain was smaller (or covered in clouds). Also, what’s up with the spacing?
  • Facebook Releases App

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Facebook Releases App: Jason O. Gilbert seems to agree with me on the launch of the most recent Facebook app, Groups: Features of the app include something you could already do in the Facebook app, another thing you could already do in the Facebook app, and a third thing you could already do in the Facebook app. There is also a fourth feature that was not previously available in the Facebook app, but that seems like would have been easy to just add without going and building an entire new app. Spot on.
  • Best. Schwag. Ever.

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Best. Schwag. Ever.
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  • Google's Project Loon Can Now Launch Up To 20 Balloons Per Day, Fly 10x Longer

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:08 am
    An anonymous reader writes Google [Thursday] shared an update from Project Loon, the company's initiative to bring high-speed Internet access to remote areas of the world via hot air balloons. Google says it now has the ability to launch up to 20 of these balloons per day. This is in part possible because the company has improved its autofill equipment to a point where it can fill a balloon in under five minutes. This is a major achievement, given that Google says filling a Project Loon balloon with enough air so that it is ready for flight is the equivalent of inflating 7,000 party…
  • Indian Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Snub Android One Phones

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    oyenamit writes Online shopping in India is still in its infancy but is growing tremendously to reach the mostly untapped market of 1.2 billion people. Invariably, the conflict between pure online retailers like Amazon and Flipkart and brick and mortar stores was bound to emerge. Unfortunately for Google's Android One, it has been on the receiving end of this friction. Leading brick and mortar retailers in India have refused to sell Android One handsets ever since the US company chose to launch its products exclusively online. The three Android One makers in India — Micromax, Karbonn…
  • Critical XSS Flaws Patched In WordPress and Popular Plug-In

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:20 pm
    itwbennett writes The WordPress development team on Thursday released critical security updates that address an XSS vulnerability in the comment boxes of WordPress posts and pages. An attacker could exploit this flaw to create comments with malicious JavaScript code embedded in them that would get executed by the browsers of users seeing those comments. 'In the most obvious scenario the attacker leaves a comment containing the JavaScript and some links in order to put the comment in the moderation queue,' said Jouko Pynnonen, the security researcher who found the flaw.Read more of this story…
  • Startup Assembly Banks On Paid, Open-Source Style Development

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:33 pm
    enbody writes A year-old startup, Assembly, is built on the premise of creating products using open-source style development, but structured in a way that you get paid for your contributions. Open-source development is well-known in the Slashdot community, as are a variety of ways to earn a living around open-source, such as support. What is new here is being paid as part of the development, and not just for coding — your contribution might be as project manager or sales. A nice description with video showed up today on the Verge. Of course, the devil is in the details, but they have…
  • Another Hint For Kryptos

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    rastos1 writes Four years ago Jim Sanborn, the sculptor who created the wavy metal pane called Kryptos that sits in front of the CIA in Langley revealed a clue for breaking the last remaining part of the encrypted message on Kryptos. The clue was: BERLIN. But the puzzle resisted all all decryption efforts and is still unsolved. To honor the 25th anniversary of the Wall's demise and the artist's 69th birthday this year, Sanborn has decided to reveal a new clue to help solve his iconic and enigmatic artwork. It's only the second hint he's released since the sculpture was unveiled in 1990 and…
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  • Intel Analyst Day, Apple Watch SDK, Black Friday

    Bob O'Donnell
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Welcome to the weekly Tech.pinions podcast. This week, Bob O’Donnell, Tim Bajarin and Ben Bajarin discuss the Intel Financial Analyst Day, the Apple Watch SDK, and make predictions regarding Black Friday and Cyber Monday electronics sales. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add it to iTunes manually the feed to our podcast is:
  • How Apple Forces New Technology to Improve the Future

    Steve Wildstrom
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Apple’s decisions on redesign of the technology of just about everything are an endless source of criticism, especially by those who have a right to tinker with their devices. History suggests Apple has the sense… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Intel’s Challenge in the Post PC World

    Ben Bajarin
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:04 am
    Let’s start with some comments on “Post PC.” If we take a step back and look at the global computing landscape, we realize two things. First, there is a “PC plus” market (people who use a PC and other devices like tablets and smartphones together) and a non-PC market where the only computer people use are smartphones. Understanding the PC plus segment is how I predicted 2014 would see some rebound of the PC market. Microsoft says 1.5 billion people use Windows every day. This does not mean there are 1.5 billion unique PC owners though. That number is much lower.
  • Data: The iPhone 6 vs. the 6 Plus in China

    Ben Bajarin
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Internal data I have access to from Baidu in China allows me to see a picture of what is happening at ground level in terms of daily active users by device on Baidu’s network/app distribution… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • What is Google?

    Jan Dawson
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    In many of the conversations I have online with commenters on my posts or on Twitter, it becomes clear people have very different conceptions of what Google is as a company. I’ve heard at least the following descriptions: “Google is an advertising company” “Google is a search company” “Google is a data company” And so on. The reality is there are at least three different ways of looking at Google as a company. I wanted to explore each of those briefly with a view to seeing what each of these lenses can teach us about why Google does what it does,…
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  • Apple Releases OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iMac with Retina and Mac mini

    Kevin Purcell
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Apple Releases OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iMac with Retina and Mac mini is a post by Kevin Purcell from On October 16, Apple held a press event during which they announced a number of new... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo Y70 Touch Review

    Travis Pope
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    Lenovo Y70 Touch Review is a post by Travis Pope from When you’re used to living on the cutting edge of technology, it’s a rare feat that you find yourself appreciating anything... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • HP Chromebooks with New Processors but No 1080p

    Kevin Purcell
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    HP Chromebooks with New Processors but No 1080p is a post by Kevin Purcell from HP makes two of the best Chromebooks available today. HP Chromebooks just got an update that... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2 Update Brings New Design and 1080p

    Kevin Purcell
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Toshiba Chromebook 2 Update Brings New Design and 1080p is a post by Kevin Purcell from Toshiba showed off a pair of new Chromebooks recently that come with an attractive new chiseled... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo Y40 Review: A Solid, Svelte Gaming Laptop

    Travis Pope
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Lenovo Y40 Review: A Solid, Svelte Gaming Laptop is a post by Travis Pope from It’s been said by many that there has never been a better time to purchase a computer running... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • Effects Of Clouds On A Solar Panel

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Solar panels hold a wealth of benefits, both for individuals and for the world at large. Economically, solar panels promise to lower the cost of electrical power. Environmentally, solar panels can give us cleaner power, sustainable power that will not require further damage to the environment. Solar power can reach remote areas. It can carry education, or urgently needed medical information. The effects of clouds on a solar panel, though, might diminish those and other promising benefits. The effects of clouds on a solar panel might make it far less efficient in certain parts of the world and…
  • Considering Going Solar? Read This Valuable Solar Energy Advice First!

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    You may want to use solar energy at work or home, but you might not know very much about it. Do some research on the topic, and find reliable professionals who can help you with this project. Continue reading to learn more about solar energy. Be sure the solar energy system you choose can efficiently and reliably store the energy it produces. You have two options here. You can either sell the excess power to the electric company to offset the costs during cloudy days, or you can get a bank of batteries that will allow you to get off the grid completely. You can have solar power even in a…
  • Check Out These Great Solar Energy Tips!

    9 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
    Lately, solar energy has become extremely popular for homeowners and businesses alike. What are the reasons that have kept you from getting on-board with solar energy? If you are interested in finding out what solar power can do for you, keep reading. In this article, we will share information about solar energy. When using solar energy for the first time, it’s probably a good idea to start out small. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. Many different stores carry these, such as Walmart and Lowe’s. They are very easy to…
  • Advice To Learn About Using Solar Energy

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Your lack of knowledge on solar energy might be stopping you from installing a system. There are many things you need to know before you begin so that you’re able to get the full benefit of solar energy. Read the below article to expand your knowledge on the subject. Start small when you want to start using solar energy. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. You can find these at many retail establishments. Just insert them into the ground, and you’re good to go. Avoid technology which relies on the sun’s scheduling. More…
  • Learn Everything You Need To Know About Solar Energy

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Saving the environment while reducing the amount you spend on energy are both important. As time passes, electricity costs will rise, meaning you should look into solar energy. This article will tell you more about solar power. When you maintain it, your solar power set-up will last. Inspect and clean your panels on a regular basis. Taking care of your solar energy system yourself can save you some money; however, it may be well worthwhile to set up a maintenance schedule with your installer. It is important when installing your panels to remember that the position of the sun in the sky…
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    Tech Talk


    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    At the Demo conference in Silicon Valley, a company called Healium showed off a way for doctors to use Google Glass during complex medical procedures. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A product launched at the Demo Conference in Silicon Valley consists of snug fitting garments with sensors that precisely measure your body to help you get the right size clothes when you shop on-line. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Facebook is reportedly working on a version of its service just for work. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The International Bullying Prevention Association annual conference is underway and researchers told attendees that cyber-bulllying, while potentially severe, is less prevalent than physical bullying. (Magid, self-ID)

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Amazon took a write-down for its unsold inventory of Fire Phones. But now those phones could help to save lives in West Africa thanks to the company's donation of a thousand phones to be used in the fight against Ebola. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics

    John Biggs
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
     Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part educational resource. Interestingly, the service is also offering a hardware brain on Indiegogo to… Read More
  • 15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Anna Escher
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
     This week’s tech news saw a new payments deal between Snapchat and Square Cash, the death of the Netflix API, the failure of the USA FREEDOM Act and a sexist Barbie book. Here are our best stories from this week (11/15-11/21). Read More
  • Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris

    Anthony Ha
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
     Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. More recently, its focus shifted to an app (also called Cooliris) that allowed users to browse photos from across services like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. It also launched… Read More
  • Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Streamer For An Amazon Household

    Matt Burns
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
     The Fire TV Stick works. That’s about all there is to it. It streams videos from Amazon, Netflix and more. It plays simple games and streams from local network shares. But it’s not for everyone. There are better products on the market for some users. That said, the Fire TV Stick is well worth its $40 price tag. Read More
  • Crunchweek: Uber, Uber, Uber And Barbie

    Alex Wilhelm
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
     Here’s a protip: Don’t do what Uber did this week. That’s the main topic of CrunchWeek this time around. Bad behavior, however, wasn’t just Uber’s purview: The corporate entity behind Barbie was exposed for publishing a wantonly sexist tract that undercut the idea that women can be software engineers. So that wasn’t very good. Happily, TechCrunch’s… Read More
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  • Unfinished vases found in Pompeii reveal panic as eruption loomed

    Discovery News
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    French and Italian archaeologists digging out a pottery workshop in Pompeii have brought to light 10 raw clay vases, revealing a frozen-in-time picture of the exact moment panicked potters realized they were facing an impending catastrophe. The vases were found sealed under a layer of ash and pumice from Mount Vesuvius' devastating eruption of 79 A.D. and it appears they were just ready to be fired. An unfinished vase from the Pompeii site.Image: Laetitia CavassaThey were dropped and abandoned, along with the kilns, after frightened potters saw a pine tree-shaped column of smoke bursting from…
  • 5 simple ways to organize your Google Drive

    Yohana Desta
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    Google Drive is like your closet — you stash all your stuff there, but it's not exactly organized The storage service lets users save files like documents, forms and photos. Depending on your storage space, you have a lot of room to play with, which makes it infinitely easy to create clutter See also: 8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive However, there are dozens of little things you can do to clean up your virtual closet. From color-coding to using the "Starred" folder, here are five painless ways to organize your Google Drive 1. See what's eating up your space. You…
  • 8 fundamental Internet lessons to teach your kids

    Jillian Kumagai
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    With two things as rapidly changing as the Internet and a child's development, sometimes safety settings aren't enough. Besides built-in precautions like Google SafeSearch, what should parents teach their children about the Internet, and when's the right time to start? See also: I Felt Like a Criminal: The Pressure to Become a Helicopter Parent According to Amy Morin,'s child discipline expert and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, these lessons should start "right from the get-go." "The overall lesson is that the Internet can be a wonderful tool and doesn't…
  • 8 fresh ideas for exciting stocking stuffers

    Jillian Kumagai
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    Stockings are to Christmas morning as soundcheck is to a concert — everyone goes through with it, but it's just the precursor to the main event. As a result, stocking stuffers get short shrift in the world of holiday shopping. They often get picked up at the last minute, only to be opened and dismissed just as quickly. Everyone knows what to expect: chocolate, lip balm, gift cards. Open and repeat each year. See also: 11 Sleek iPhone 6 Cases and Accessories Stocking stuffers are underappreciated, which just gives them more potential. In the list below, check out this year's most…
  • Don't try this at home: 1930s daredevils attached rockets to bicycles

    Chris Wild
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:48 am
    Rocket propulsion was all the rage in pre-war Germany. People attached rockets, with varying degree of success and danger, to skates (both roller and ice), cars, boats and bicycles. In 1931, German engineer Herr Richter added 12 rockets to his bicycle to create his "Raketenrad." The white box on the frame contained the battery used to ignite the rockets, all solid fuel Richter tested it on the Avus racetrack in Berlin. When he reached a speed of 55 mph, he lost control and was thrown off as the rockets exploded. He was not seriously injured. The 1930s also saw the first rocket bicycle race,…
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  • EU Parliament Wants To Break Up Google... Because It's Big & American Or Something

    Mike Masnick
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:39 pm
    On Friday, the Financial Times broke the story that the European Parliament is going to call for breaking up Google. Of course, the European Parliament can't actually do that, but it appears designed to put pressure on the EU Commission, which has been talking about antitrust actions against Google for quite some time. While it had looked like there was a settlement earlier this year, those plans more or less appeared to fall apart. Just recently, we wrote about efforts to force Google to change some of its search results in Europe -- and noted how problematic it gets when governments start…
  • Senators Hoping To Keep CIA From Destroying Most Of Its Employees' Emails

    Tim Cushing
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:27 pm
    The CIA and Senate have found more to fight about. With the "Torture Report" mostly in the hands of the White House at this point, the two are now battling over the CIA's planned alterations to its email retention policies. Key senators are pushing back against a CIA plan to destroy older emails of “non-senior” agency officials. The heads of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday sent a letter opposing the proposal, under which only the highest ranking CIA workers would have their email correspondence permanently saved. The plan “could allow the destruction of…
  • DailyDirt: The Legal Definition Of What You're Eating...

    Michael Ho
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There are some bizarre legal definitions for common foods. For example, we've seen that the definition of a sandwich was under dispute because a burrito place was encroaching on a sandwich shop in a shopping mall food court. That case decided that a burrito was not a sandwich, but food experts don't all agree on that point. Here are a few other cases of defining some foods legally and not with your gut. Unilever is suing a vegan "mayo" company because it doesn't use eggs in its product. The startup Hampton Creek may be benefiting from some publicity here, and its "Just Mayo" mayonnaise-like…
  • Bludgeoned And Bleeding, Aereo Finally Files For Bankruptcy

    Karl Bode
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    For a moment there, streaming video operator Aereo put on a brave face that it could continue despite last June's Supreme Court ruling against the company. While some interpretations of that ruling seemed to suggest that Aereo could be considered a cable company if it was willing to pay retransmission fees and effectively function as a delayed DVR service, those dreams were dashed in an October ruling that granted a pretty broad injunction by broadcasters. Judge Alison Nathan effectively stated at the time that Aereo should go ahead and die as the Supreme Court intended, and stop with all the…
  • Ireland Asks EU To Support Microsoft In Legal Battle Involving Competing Jurisdictions

    Glyn Moody
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Techdirt has been following the extremely important case where a US magistrate judge ruled that Microsoft had to comply with a warrant asking for data held on servers in Dublin. Clearly, if this stands, it will have big implications for cloud computing -- and a massive negative impact on US businesses trying to sell such services around the world. For that reason, Microsoft has been fighting back in the courts, so far unsuccessfully. Now there's been an interesting development on the other side of the Atlantic, where Ireland's Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection has written to…
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    The Register

  • UK's non-emergency police and NHS phone systems go titsup NATIONWIDE

    Kelly Fiveash
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    101 and 111 collapse due to technical gaffe Britain's non-emergency telephone numbers for the police (101) and the NHS (111) have collapsed nationwide.…
  • Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! snafu!

    Kelly Fiveash
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:09 am
    Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service Yahoo has apologised to customers who have been unable to access their email accounts since Thursday, after an underwater fibre cable was mistakenly severed.…
  • Criticism of Uber's journo-Data Analytics plan is an Attack on DIGITAL FREEDOM

    Steve Bong
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    First they came for Emil – and I'm damn well SPEAKING OUT ¡Bong! Extra  Why can’t Old Media just accept we have it beaten, lie down and die? It’s taking forever. Nothing saddened me more this week than reading that bold new data journalism initiatives from Uber were being shot down before they had even reached Seed stage.…
  • Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK

    Simon Rockman
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    ... when you close the slidey doors, that is ... Vulture at the Wheel  This is the most sensible car you can buy. That's not necessarily a good thing. The Ford B-Max takes all the things you’d look for in practicality and turns them up to 11. However, in doing so it turns emotion down to zero.…
  • Pervert's Guide man's new book, an urban myths tome and Youth, an underrated gem

    Mark Diston
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    Some juicy reads for your weekend Page File  El Reg bookworm Mark Diston trawls through at publishing's top notch texts. Bad boy philosopher Slavoj Žižek puts Russell Brand in the shade with his latest cultural critique, while urban mythmeister Jan Harold Brunvand has revised his entertaining and enduring tome that's a goldmine for comedians and sketch writers alike. And we've a new translation of German literary great, Wolfgang Koeppen.…
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    Digital Trends

  • Slow Nexus 6? Android’s new default encryption feature could be to blame

    David Nield
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    Android 5.0 Lollipop applies full disk encryption by default, which means that new devices like the Nexus 6 take a performance hit — AnandTech has the benchmarks that show just how bad it is. The post Slow Nexus 6? Android’s new default encryption feature could be to blame appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Nokia’s back with an Android tablet, and it’s free, single, and fabulous

    Andy Boxall
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:15 am
    The N1 Tablet marks Nokia's return to mobile hardware, just a short time after we thought it had left us forever. The Android-based, Z Launcher-equipped slate is great news for us today, and bodes very well for the future. Welcome back, Nokia. The post Nokia’s back with an Android tablet, and it’s free, single, and fabulous appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Amazon’s next venture? A hotel booking service, apparently….

    Trevor Mogg
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    Big Amazon shopper? How do you like the idea of booking a hotel through the site, too? From the start of next year, you may be able to do just that, as the Web company is reportedly gearing up to launch a hotel reservation service called Amazon Travel. The post Amazon’s next venture? A hotel booking service, apparently…. appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Malware-hosting e-cigs could be bad for your computer’s health

    David Nield
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    You might want to think twice before plugging your e-cig into your laptop to charge it, particularly if it's a cheaper brand — reports say some devices have been found to be carrying malware. The post Malware-hosting e-cigs could be bad for your computer’s health appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Dish subscribers get their Turner back as CNN, TNT, and others come back online

    Ryan Waniata
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    The month-long blackout of several key channels from Turner ends, as several major channels including CNN, TNT, Turner Classic movies, and others return to Dish Network. The post Dish subscribers get their Turner back as CNN, TNT, and others come back online appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Surfer’s Point Half Marathon 2014 Race Report

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    After tackling the XTERRA Point Mugu 18K Trail Race in October, I decided to do the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon in December next. But that left me with two months without races and I got impatient. I was looking through my timeline on the Strava site when I saw that tri-athlete Anthony Grey was in his last weeks of training for the Surfer’s Point Full Marathon. After that I signed up for the half marathon or the race to be held on Nov. 16, 2014. One of the features of the race is that when you cross the finish line you get a nice beer and some real tacos. Who can say no to tacos?
  • XTERRA Point Mugu 18K Trail Race Report – 2014

    12 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    After the last two weeks of abnormally hot weather on the Central Coast, things finally cooled down and my running heated up some at the 2014 XTERRA Point Mugu 18K trail race. The race took place today, October 12, 2014, at Point Mugu State Park in Malibu, just a few miles south of Oxnard. It’s been a year and a half since I first started my fitness journey and about a year since running became a big part of that trek. My first trail race was the XTERRA Malibu Creek 22K which was extremely challenging, so much so that I immediately signed up for the Bulldog 25K which pretty…
  • Bulldog 25K at Malibu Creek State Park Race Report

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    I completed the Bulldog 25K trail race this past weekend, August 23 2014. This was my longest and only second trail race. After doing the XTERRA Malibu Creek Challenge 22K race in May, I had started eyeing the Bulldog race and immediately started training for it. I took a bit of circuitous route though, doing a series of 5K races including the Father’s Day 5K race and three of the fun “Boogie Nights” 5K races that were held on Wednesday afternoons near Surfer’s Point in Ventura. The other element that I added was some comprehensive trail running. Between May and August…
  • Father’s Day 5K 10K Race Report

    18 Jun 2014 | 12:10 am
    After finishing the XTERRA Malibu Creek 22K race in May, I took some time to pick my next challenge. I finally decided on running my first 5K race, the inaugural Father’s Day 5K 10K Race in Ventura on June 15. This race had a couple of appealing aspects – it had a beach cruiser giveaway and the course happens to be on one of my favorite training routes. I also liked the idea of doing a 5K run to determine my “5K pace” which is helpful for planning workouts. For example, if I’m doing a certain type of interval run I can determine the pace based on an actual 5K…
  • Race Report for XTERRA Malibu Creek Challenge 22K Trail Run

    19 May 2014 | 7:44 am
    I ran the XTERRA Malibu Creek Challenge 22K Trail Run on Saturday and it was hot. The good news was that it wasn’t as hot as it had been all week (high 90’s and low 100’s) but it was still plenty hot in the high 80’s. This was my first of hopefully many trail races and it was a bit of a beast. I decided to do the race about three weeks ago and only had one chance to check out part of the course. I blogged about that experience in my pre-race report. Having never tried to tackle the infamous Bulldog Road portion of the course before, I tried to figure out how tough it…
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  • Prepare Now to Avoid the Effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Alan Henry
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Winter is just beginning, and with it comes the winter blues, or worse, Seasonal Affective Disorder. The time to start prepping for those dark and gloomy cold-weather days is now.Read more...
  • Avoid Accumulating "Truth Debt" by Comparing Honesty with Money

    Patrick Allan
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    It can be easy to lie—especially when you're trying to stay out of trouble or avoid confrontation—but it can catch up with you. If you have trouble sticking to the truth, imagine each lie you tell as a charge on an imaginary truth credit card.Read more...
  • Cut a Rope or String without Any Tools Using Friction

    Patrick Allan
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    If you ever need to cut through some rope or string and you don't have any tools around, you can use the strand to cut through itself with some friction and a little elbow grease.Read more...
  • The Science Behind Making the Perfect Jello Shot

    Patrick Allan on Lifehacker After Hours, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Jello shots have become a tasty staple for parties all over. To get the perfect balance of flavor and texture, it all comes down to a strong binding gelatin and using the right booze.Read more...
  • Stringer Gives You More Control Over Music on Shuffle

    Thorin Klosowski
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    iPhone: Shuffling your music is usually a pretty simple affair, but if you're looking for a bit more control, Stringer is an app that gives you a ton of control over how shuffle works. Read more...
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  • Insane video of a truck jumping over a Formula 1 car at full speed

    Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Holy mother of God, this has to be one of the craziest vehicle stunts I've ever seen: The Formula 1 team Lotus got one of their giant trailer trucks to jump over one of their race cars running at full speed. It is absolutely insane.Read more...
  • 12 things that look surprisingly awesome when cut in half

    Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:24 pm
    I don't know about you, but I love to see things cut in half. Sometimes they are boring, but most of the times they are incredible, like the mechanical calculator shown above. It's hard to believe this metal mess works. Here's more stuff that looks awesome stuff when cut in half.Read more...
  • A beautiful photo of the cockpit of the Lockheed MC-130

    Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Combat jet airplanes may be way more sleeker and cooler than cargo planes, but there is something magnificent about slowly flying in one of these beast, looking at the landscape in calm morning through the huge windows of the cockpit. Read more...
  • Scientists say these mysterious shrimps may hold keys to alien life

    Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:51 pm
    According to exobiologists at NASA, these mysterious shrimps and its symbiotic bacterium may hold clues "about what life could be like on other planetary bodies." It's life that may be similar—at the basic level—to what could be lurking in the oceans of Europa, deep under the icy crust of the Jupiter moon.Read more...
  • Mt. Asgard looks like the actual home of the Viking gods

    Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Artur Stanisz takes perfect photos of landscapes. So perfect, in fact, that sometimes they seem unreal. Like this image of Mount Asgard, a strange double-peak on the Cumberland Peninsula of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. It feels like the actual home of the Nordic Gods. The rest of his photos are even more stunning.Read more...
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  • Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

    Timothy J. Seppala
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well,...
  • Chromecast works better with Chromebooks, looks better with NASA

    Richard Lawler
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    After a few months of testing, the feature that allows Chrome OS users to stream videos from Google Drive storage -- like the free 1TB allotted to new owners -- to a Chromecast is now available to (almost) everyone. An update on the stable channel...
  • You can finally watch Microsoft's 'E.T.' documentary on Xbox

    Timothy J. Seppala
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:02 pm
    What a long, strange trip it's been. Microsoft's effort to document the excavation of all those fabled E.T. The Extraterrestrial game cartridges from a New Mexico landfill -- and Atari's downfall -- is finally watchable on Xbox Video. As Variety...
  • You can use Twitter activity to track unemployment

    Jon Fingas
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Governments aren't usually quick to react to changes in demographics. They frequently have to take surveys that are not only slow, but don't always paint a complete picture of what's going on. Researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid have...
  • Engadget Daily: Google's EU antitrust battle, Amazon's Fire HD 6, and more!

    Andy Bowen
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Google's been wrestling with the European Union over antitrust issues for a long while now. Today, though, Parliament says it's come up with a possible solution: severing search from the rest of Google. Read on for the rest of our news highlights...
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics

    John Biggs
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
     Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part educational resource. Interestingly, the service is also offering a hardware brain on Indiegogo to… Read More
  • Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Streamer For An Amazon Household

    Matt Burns
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
     The Fire TV Stick works. That’s about all there is to it. It streams videos from Amazon, Netflix and more. It plays simple games and streams from local network shares. But it’s not for everyone. There are better products on the market for some users. That said, the Fire TV Stick is well worth its $40 price tag. Read More
  • Mikme Is A Portable, Multitrack Recording Rig For Your Cool Band

    John Biggs
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
     If you got your first real six string at the Five and Dime and you and you and some guys from school got together to record some songs primarily during and around the summer of 1969, you probably could have used the Mikme. The Mikme is a box-shaped microphone that can sit anywhere in the room and record, the creator claims, audiophile-quality sound wirelessly. It connects to a phone or tablet… Read More
  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nokia N1, Intel MICA, And The New Parrot Drone

    Jordan Crook
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
     News is picking up in time for the holiday season, with Nokia announcing the Android-powered N1 tablet. Meanwhile, Intel got into the fashion game with the new MICA data-connected bracelet, complete with a Sapphire OLED touchscreen. Plus, Parrot just released its latest drone, and Matt can’t get enough of it. Read More
  • Makerbot CEO Jenny Lawton On Ramping Up A Fast-Moving Company

    John Biggs
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
     3D printer company Makerbot experienced almost exponential growth. After a few years in a cramped Brooklyn warehouse, the team grew from 20 to 600 in a few short years and the company was bought by Stratasys, a major player in the professional printing space. Makerbot’s new CEO, Jenny Lawton, sat down with us to talk a bit about what it meant to be a global company and how it felt… Read More
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  • Google Giving Away 1TB Drive Storage With Chromebook Purchases

    Tyler Lee
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    If you need a laptop just to send emails, chat, surf the web, type up some documents, you don’t have to spend thousands on an Ultrabook or a super heavy duty laptop. Instead you could always turn to Chromebooks which offers those functions. In fact come 2015, users could very well start to stream Photoshop onto their Chromebooks, so that’s worth taking into consideration!That being said, if you don’t mind picking up a Chromebook for yourself, you might be pleased to learn that Google has unveiled a Chromebook offer in which they will be offering users 1TB of free Google Drive storage…
  • Apple’s New iPhones Found Capable Of 4K Video Playback

    Tyler Lee
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    One of the features that Apple touted of their new iPhones is the ability to capture 4K video using its cameras. This is great and makes perfect sense especially when you consider that Apple recently unveiled a new iMac with a 5K Retina display. However while video capture is one thing, video playback is a different thing, and unfortunately as it stands the new iPhones can’t watch 4K videos, at least not by default.Now before you go ahead and lambast Apple and their hardware, apparently it seems that hardware isn’t the issue here, but rather Apple has not allowed that feature on their…
  • Nexus 6′s Encryption Found To Hamper Performance

    Tyler Lee
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    As you might have heard, Android 5.0 will see encryption enabled by default on Android phones. Prior to this, Google made encryption an option on Android devices, but with the recent Snowden reports and government surveillance, Google decided that the best way to go about it was to enable the feature by default.Safe to say this did not make law enforcement officials happy and it seems that it could potentially hamper the performance of Google’s devices as well. While our own review of the Nexus 6 found that it performed incredibly well, the folks at AnandTech tell a different story. The…
  • Android 5.0 Delayed For HTC’s Google Play Edition Handsets

    Tyler Lee
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    A report from earlier this week suggested that we could be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop on the HTC One M8 and M7 Google Play Editions this Friday, which is today, but unfortunately if you’re the owner of either handset, you’re out of luck because according to a recent tweet by HTC it looks like the update has been delayed.According to Mo Versi, VP of Product Management at HTC, he revealed that while the update was supposed to arrive today for their handsets, Google had advised them to take the software for one more spin before releasing it, suggesting that the update might not be ready…
  • Photoshop Streaming Makes Its Way Onto Chrome

    Tyler Lee
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    While Chromebooks might be seen as really lightweight versions of laptops in the sense that they can’t really run heavy duty software, things have definitely changed over the years, especially with Google and Adobe announcing back in September that Photoshop would be making its way onto Chrome OS.Well the good news is that after laboring at it for the past 2 years, it looks like Photoshop has finally made its way onto Chrome, but unfortunately if you’re looking to get your hands on it, you can’t, at least not yet. Photoshop is available for download via the Chrome Web Store but it seems…
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  • Acer quietly intros Iconia Talk S, yet another voice call-supporting tablet

    Adrian Diaconescu
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Admit it, you reckoned gadget manufacturers went mad when starting to unveil 7-inch tabphones. But somehow, they seem to have grown on people, particularly in Asia, so nowadays, everyone from Samsung to Lenovo to Asus to Acer has at least one or two to offer their eccentric customers. The latest hails from Acer, is called Iconia Talk S and, for the time being,… Continue reading Acer quietly intros Iconia Talk S, yet another voice call-supporting tablet Related posts: Acer unveils Iconia Tab 7 with voice call support, Iconia One 7 Jelly Bean slate Acer Iconia B1 Tablet Leaked, Coming Soon…
  • Deal alert: HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon Edition for free with Sprint pacts

    Adrian Diaconescu
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Yo, audiophiles, yank them $200 “high-performance” headphones out of your ears, and listen up. Sprint has a little something, something for y’all in its Black Friday promotional build-up. The exclusive carrier of the limited-edition HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon finally offers the premium, Clari-Fi-enhanced smartphone for free. With 24-month contracts, of course, and squarely for people looking to add… Continue reading Deal alert: HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon Edition for free with Sprint pacts Related posts: Deal Alert: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Going for $112 with Sprint Pacts via Amazon Harman…
  • Verizon beefs up LTE tablet lineup with LG G Pad 7.0 and 10.1

    Adrian Diaconescu
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
    As if Verizon customers didn’t have plenty of 4G LTE tablet options already, the nation’s largest wireless network sees its Android slate family grow by two today. Just in time for the holidays, the G Pad 7.0 and G Pad 10.1 join LG’s other high-speed “mini-PC”, the G Pad 8.3. Both these new tablets have… Continue reading Verizon beefs up LTE tablet lineup with LG G Pad 7.0 and 10.1 Related posts: LG G Pad 8.3 Reportedly ‘Headed to Verizon’, No Idea When Deal alert: LG G Pad 8.3 Android tablet for $200 from Newegg (via eBay) Verizon Ellipsis 7 Tablet Goes Official:…
  • Here’s another “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” for your Friday

    Hannah Abrams
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    Last night's "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" is the 8th in the Jimmy Kimmel Live series and features celebrities like Gerard Butler, Lena Dunham (my favorite mean tweet), and even Britney Spears. So, procrastinate your work a little longer and check it out.Continue reading Here’s another “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” for your Friday Related posts: Palm thinks big – has celebrities hold the Pixi and Pre in hopes to increase sales Twitter hits 2 billion tweets a month Twitter’s Promoted Tweets begin today The post Here’s another “Celebrities Read Mean…
  • Home for the holidays: 5 gadget gifts for your kids in college

    Kayla Matthews
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    I’ve developed a trick or two when it comes to the annual Black Friday shopping season, one of which is zeroing in on what I want to buy before I embark on that infamous night of craziness. When the festivities erupt on that Thanksgiving night, I want to be ready (and NOT forced to come up with ideas in the midst of volatile hordes of shoppers). But there are certain loved ones who happen to be particularly difficult to buy gifts for. Honestly, who ever really knows what to get college students these days? What do you buy for an 18 to 23-year-old who is currently living a dynamic, hectic…
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  • NotCompatible Mobile Malware Gets Badder

    Richard Adhikari
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
    A new version of the NotCompatible malware, which first appeared in 2012, is bigger, badder and pretty much indestructible, Lookout Security reported. And it can compromise corporate networks, thanks to the BYOD trend. The malware, called "NotCompatible C," focuses on Android devices. "Given this is an Android Trojan and the app is not trusted by Google, it would need the 'Unknown Sources' special permissions to install," said Malwarebytes analyst Armando Orozco. "So users just have to not install apps from untrusted sources."
  • Another Bleak Black Friday for Apple Fans

    Chris Maxcer
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Apple is a company that bucks trends, that does things its own way, that manages its business through highly tuned cycles. One thing Apple barely does at all, though, is offer any sort of special deal or sale price. Not even on Black Friday. Or Cyber Monday. Or just because. Heck, when Apple celebrated 25 billion App Store downloads, it gave one person a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. At 50 billion App Store downloads, another $10,000 gift card. That was pretty exciting and fun.
  • Citadel Trojan Adds Keylogging to Arsenal

    Richard Adhikari
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Cybercriminals are using a new version of the dangerous Citadel Trojan, which has been employed to attack the financial and petrochemical industries, to compromise password and authentication solutions, IBM Trusteer has reported. The new version begins capturing keystrokes, or keylogging, when some processes are running. It was discovered on a server that already had been infected when IBM Trusteer Apex was installed -- it's not clear how the machine became infected.
  • Cinnamon Desktop Spices Up Makulu Linux

    Jack M. Germain
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The Makulu Cinnamon Debian Edition 1.1 marks a new path for Makulu. This latest release has numerous new features that could make it a top competitor against the Linux Mint Cinnamon edition. Makulu Cinnamon Debian Edition, or MCDE, has fewer standard apps than the previous Makulu Xfce and KDE versions offered. Dropping the kitchen sink philosophy has made it a lot less unwieldy. MCDE has much going for it. However, one critical concern keeps me from making it my permanent Linux Mint Cinnamon replacement: Makulu is a one-person distro.
  • Russian Site Exposes Thousands of Private Videocam Streams

    Katherine Noyes
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    A Russian website has been posting live video streams from unprotected webcams in homes and businesses around the globe, Britain's Information Commissioner's Office warned on Thursday. The website has gained access to the webcams using the cameras' default login credentials, which are freely available online but often don't get changed by their owners during the set-up process. Baby monitors and CCTV networks are among the systems that have been compromised, explained Simon Rice, the ICO's group manager for technology.
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  • Website streams private webcams

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    A Russian website is streaming video from private webcams around the world. Laurie Segall reports.
  • How close can a drone fly to your plane?

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:42 am
    Attorney Danny Cevallos explains a few of the legal questions surrounding civilian drones.
  • The security gadget that's always listening

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?
  • The home security device that's always listening

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?
  • Flip phones are hip again

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about it.
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  • [PV Panel Quality] PVG Solutions: Pioneer of Bifacial Solar Cells (1)

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    Asahikawa City in Hokkaido has approximately 70cm of snowfall on average per year and the temperature frequently drops below zero even in the daytime; in addition, the snow freezes and is slow to melt. "Asahikawa Hokuto Solar Power Plant," featuring 1,250kW of output, generates more power than expected in a place that does not seem suitable for the mega (large-scale) solar power generation business. The operation was started in November 2013.
  • Dual Glass Solar Panels Set Up for 20.5MW Solar Plant

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Eneseed Hibiki Co Ltd (Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture), a special purpose company (SPC) jointly formed by the Saibu Gas Group and Asahi Glass Co Ltd, started the full-fledged operation of the 20.5MW-output mega (large-scale) "Eneseed Hibiki Solar Power Plant" in Kitakushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, in October 2014.
  • Output Decline at Solar Plant Detected by Using Big Data

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Mitsui Chemicals Inc and Tensor Consulting Co Ltd announced Nov 17, 2014, that they have co-developed a technology to detect a decrease in the amount of electricity generated at a mega (large-scale) solar power plant with a high accuracy.
  • Toray's Thermoplastic CFRP Employed for Toyota's Fuel-cell Vehicle

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Toray Industries Inc announced Nov 19, 2014, that its thermoplastic carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been employed for Toyota Motor Corp's "Mirai" fuel-cell vehicle to be launched Dec 15, 2014.
  • Prefectural Government to Test Floating Solar Mounting Systems

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The government of Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, started the "verification test of the introduction of solar power generation facilities using a reservoir," which will continue for two years from fiscal 2014.
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  • iPhone 6 Plus Review

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    One of the most awaited devices of the year, at least f […] You might also like: Apple iPhone 6 will be available in two models with bigger screen size than iPhone 5S 6 Things we want to see on the iPhone 6 iPhone 5S, is it enough to make you upgrade?
  • Sony launches High Resolution Audio Line

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Sony yesterday launched their latest line of High Resol […] You might also like: Sony WH Series Walkman, it’s a headphone, MP3 player, and speaker in one Grab your Sony Walkman W262 with adidas gear for Php4,799 Sony’s latest Walkmans for the holiday season
  • Win FREE tickets to DevCon Summit 2014 #DevelopersUnitePH

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:02 pm
    The biggest developer conference in the Philippines is […] You might also like: DevCon Summit 2014 Registration now open Call for Papers OS Summit Asia 2007 Learn the basics of iOS app development from Power Mac Center for FREE
  • Christmas Sale: Samsung Gadgets

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Samsung is having a Christmas sale until December 31, 2 […] You might also like: Christmas Sale: Starmobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 officially launched in the Philippines Samsung hits more screen sizes with the Galaxy Mega, coming mid-June
  • Christmas Sale: Starmobile

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Starmobile is having a Christmas sale from November 17, […] You might also like: Starmobile UP Quad Core Android KitKat Smartphone Starmobile VIDA Most Affordable Android KitKat 3G Smartphone for Php 2,490 Starmobile launches Starmobile ROAR
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  • Jolla’s Sailfish tablet raises a million dollars in just 2 days

    Holly Brockwell
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    iOS, Android, Sailfish? Jolla’s operating system looks like a major contender in the mobile market now that the Jolla Tablet, dubbed “the world’s first crowdsourced tablet,” has exceeded $1million of crowdfunding in just two days on Indiegogo. Even more impressively, Jolla’s original target for the campaign was $380,000, which it achieved in just two hours. Clearly, there’s a huge public appetite for this independently-produced, privacy-conscious product. Jolla’s Sailfish OS 2.0 is designed to be open-source and collaborative, having grown out of…
  • Ten of the best #FeministHackerBarbie responses on Twitter

    Diane Shipley
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    First, screenwriter, bestselling author and long-time blogger Pamela Ribon highlighted the fact that children’s book ‘Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer’ not only doesn’t teach kids what engineering involves, but promotes the message that women need a couple of dudes to hand for even the simplest task. (Genuine line from the text: ‘”I’m only creating the design ideas,” Barbie says, laughing. “I’ll need Steven and Brian’s help to turn it into a real game!”‘) Then, the internet exploded with righteous feminist fury and…
  • Amazon could be launching an ad-supported streaming service

    Tom Pritchard
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Amazon is one of the big names in video streaming at the moment, and it sounds like the company might be ready to expand its offerings by launching an ad-supported streaming service to function alongside Prime Instant Video. This is according to the New York Post who claims that the retail giant is working on the new service, and comes following a report from the Wall Street Journal back in March that Amazon denied. It’s been speculated that any ad-supported service would be an alternative for people who wanted to watch Amazon’s video offerings without having to sign up for…
  • Pebble has updated its firmware to improve notifications

    Tom Pritchard
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    It’s small, it’s stylish, the battery lasts, and it’s not too expensive. It’s hardly difficult to see why the Pebble is such a popular smartwatch, but it’s not perfect. Thankfully the folks at Pebble HQ have released a firmware update to fix a few of the little issues that have been affecting notifications. The big one is that the Pebble app which connects the watch to a smartphone can now accept notifications from any Android app, and will beam them over to the wrist-mounted display. It’s not just any app though, you get to choose which apps have that…
  • EE customers certainly seem to like having 4G in the Channel Tunnel

    Tom Pritchard
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    You can get internet in an awful lot of places these days, but none are so seemingly bizarre as being able to signal 75 metres under the English Channel. EE customers have been able to do that for two months now, and from the looks of things they’re loving the opportunity. Since the 14th of September, EE customers have been able to take advantage of the network’s 4G services inside the Channel Tunnel. According to EE 250,000 customers have connected to the underground portion of its network, enjoying all those thing Kevin Bacon keeps waffling on about on TV, and using up 282GB…
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  • The Digest: Russian webcam spies… and 4 other things people are talking about today

    Stuart O'Connor
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:19 am
    Russian webcam spy site ‘may take time to shut down’ | The Telegraph “A Russian website allowing voyeurs to watch people in their homes via their own webcams may take some time to shut down, the Information Commissioner has warned. Images of children’s bedrooms and views into family living rooms and kitchens can be accessed via the Russian website, which emerged on Thursday. It gives web voyeurs information they need to hack into people’s private camera systems, plus GPS locations and postcodes.” Driverless cars could face threat from hackers trying to…
  • Top 10 Gadget Christmas Gifts for Her

    Stuart O'Connor
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    As Christmas continues to hurtle toward us, it’s time to think about what to buy for the lady in your life. Forget the old reliable standby of pyjamas or a handbag – what your wife/girlfriend/daughter/mother/sister/aunty/secret lover really wants (and needs) is the latest gadget to make her day-to-day life that little bit easier – or a lot more fun. And we’re here to help with 10 great tech ideas … Mario Kart 8 for Wii U The woman in your life is clearly a Mario Kart fan, and has been ever since she played the (absolutely wonderful) N64 version when she was but a…
  • Steve Jobs film dropped by Sony

    James O'Malley
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
    Things aren’t going well for Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs film – Sony Pictures has now apparently pulled the plug. According to Variety, the film about Apple’s famous founder has now been dropped. Sorkin, who is best known for creating The West Wing, had written a script that would have been directed by Danny Boyle (of Olympic Opening Ceremony fame) and would have starred Michael Fassbender (Young Magneto). It isn’t necessarily the end of the road – it could be picked up by another studio. Variety reports that Universal is apparently interested… but it…
  • Now you can embed Google Street View and Photosphere imagery

    James O'Malley
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    Google has updated its maps software so that website developers can now embed Google Street View images directly into web pages. The update also works for “Photospheres” – which is what Google calls Street View for the insides of buildings – like you can see in the above embed. The even better news for developers is that there are no usage limits on Street View imagery, so expect to see more of it, featured everywhere, soon!
  • O2 sucks the joy out of Christmas and helps you crowdfund your presents

    James O'Malley
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:36 am
    Christmas may be a time of giving, but O2 is betting on you deciding that it is actually the time for demanding. The company has launched a Kickstarter-style “Gift Hacker” crowdfunder. The idea is that you tell your family and friends you want one of the expensive gifts on offer, and then they can chip-in and pay for the gift – which will be delivered to you in time for Christmas. Now don’t get us wrong – people working together to buy something nice for someone is great, and there’s nothing wrong with a recipient dropping a hint at what they might…
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  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Orbotix Sphero 2.0

    Andru Edwards
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Now brighter, faster, and smarter than ever—choose from over 25 apps and launch a whole new world of mobile gameplay. Sphero, our next 2014 Holiday Gift Guide entry, turns your surroundings into a video game with augmented reality and an endless array of ways to play. Powered by induction charging and an internal smart robot, Sphero glows in millions of colors and is pet-proof, waterproof, and ready for any adventure. This is one of the gifts that can be seen as the height of coolness. You can pick up the Orbotix Sphero 2.0 now from Amazon for $99.99. Tags: 2013 holiday…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Nintendo 2DS

    Andru Edwards
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Nintendo's newest, more subdued handheld is next in the Gear Live’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. The Nintendo 2DS is basically a Nintendo 3DS in a candybar form factor (no hinge so it doesn't close) that plays all 3DS games in 2D. At launch it will be available in red and blue hues, and is outfitted with the regular (not 3DS XL) sized dual screens, cameras, mono speaker, headphone port, and a 4 GB SD card. In other words, it's just like a Nintendo 3DS, except there is no 3D, and it doesn't close, and you get it all for $129 - $50 cheaper than the 3DS console. You can pick up…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: SOL REPUBLIC Tracks headphones

    Andru Edwards
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    SOL REPUBLIC Tracks are the first interchangeable on-ear headphones featuring V8 Sound Engine speakers, switchable cables, and "Sound Track" headbands. SOL REPUBLIC engineers developed a proprietary new polymer called FlexTech, which makes them virtually indestructible, and we're recommending them in our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. the company actually stands behind that claim, as you get a 1,000 day warranty on each SOL REPUBLIC headband. they just won't break. For total comfort, the team designed the Tracks ear cushions to be large and lightweight. Tracks offer the optimal balance…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

    Andru Edwards
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    The next item in Gear Live’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide is the Kindle Paperwhite. Why? well, as great as e-ink readers have been (and they've been pretty stellar,) since the original Amazon Kindle was released, their one tragic flaw has been that they become pretty useless in the dark. You either simply can't read them, or have to use a small light attachment accessory. Enter the Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon has designed what we consider to be the best e-ink reader to hit the market. It's flagship feature is the front-lit display, which works great when you're in the dark and…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Swingline Red Cross Cut Shredder

    Andru Edwards
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    The Swingline Cross Cut Shredder is one of our favorite office tools, so we're recommending it in our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Quietly and quickly chews through credit cards, paper clips, staples, and documents, creating a cross-cut confetti that helps protect personal information. Stack up to 60 sheets for automatic shredding. Made to match the infamous red Swingline stapler from Office Space. You can pick up the Swingline Cross Cut Shredder now from Amazon starting at $118 for the 60-sheet model. Continue reading 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Swingline Red Cross Cut Shredder Tags: 2013…
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  • MHL releases Alternate Mode for new USB TYPE-C Connector

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    MHL, LLC has developed an MHL® AlternateMode (“Alt Mode”) for the USB Type-C specification. Using the MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video, multi- channel surround sound audio, HDCP 2.2 and is backward compatible with existing versions of the MHL specification. The MHL Consortium continues to advance the MHL specification to support additional capabilities and connectors, such as USB Type-C, ahead of industry demand.
  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
  • Microsoft announce preview of DocumentDB & Azure Search

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Many applications use search as the primary interaction pattern for their users. Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers and cloud architects to embed a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain, or manage any infrastructure. With Azure Search, a developer can enable the power of searching data in their application, reduce the complexity around managing and tuning a search index, and get up and running quickly using familiar interfaces…
  • Alcatel OneTouch launch Idol Series and Hero smartphones

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Alcatel One Touch, a brand of TCL Communication and one of the top ten mobile phone manufacturing company in the world, today launched a new series of smartphones for its customers in India with a focus on south and west regions. The launch announced smartphones in two series; Idol and Hero. The two series consist of smartphones in the mid and high range and are targeted at consumers across various age groups. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Steven Zhao, Country Manager APAC – India Business Unit said, “We are delighted to launch our series of smartphones specially designed to cater to the…
  • Security and threat information exchange: Microsoft Interflow

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    Today, Microsoft announced the private preview of Microsoft Interflow, a security and threat information exchange platform for analysts and researchers working in cybersecurity. Interflow uses industry specifications to create an automated, machine-readable feed of threat and security information that can be shared across industries and groups in near real-time. The goal of the platform is to help security professionals respond more quickly to threats. It will also help reduce cost of defense by automating processes that are currently performed manually. Benefits of Microsoft Interflow…
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  • Alactel OneTouch Launches The Flash Selfie Phone For INR 9,999

    Omkar Dutta
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Alactel OneTouch recently launched the new Android powered Flash smartphone in India. This handset packs a 5 megapixel front-facing camera and it is touted to be the world’s best selfie smartphone. It also comes with a 5.5 inch HD IPS display, 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 13 megapixel rear camera and much more. Apart from that, it features the Hotknot technology which allows rapid transfer of all your multimedia information. The Alcatel OneTouch Flash runs on the Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System. There is no word whether the phone will be upgraded to the latest Android 5.0…
  • Amkette Metal 2 Bluetooth Speaker Launched In India For INR 2,995

    Omkar Dutta
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    Amkette recently launched the Metal 2 bluetooth speaker in the Indian market. The Amkette Metal 2 is the successor of the company’s previously launched Amkette Metal bluetooth speaker. The stylish Metal 2 allows you to listen to your favorite music on the go for up to 8 hours. You can even connect it with your Bluetooth enabled phone and use it as a hands-free to take conference calls. It has a range of upto 10 meters. The Amkette Metal 2 has Play, Pause and Call buttons which helps you to control the music and calls with just one click. If you don’t want to connect your…
  • Panasonic Launches The Eluga S Selfie Smartphone In India For INR 11,190

    Omkar Dutta
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    Panasonic recently launched the Eluga S smartphone under its popular Eluga series in India. The Panasonic Eluga S is a mid-range smartphone which packs a 5 inch HD IPS display along with a 1.4 GHz True Octa-Core processor. The 5 megapixel front-facing selfie camera allows you to click amazing selfies and groupfies, while the 8 megapixel rear camera lets you record videos in Full HD (1080p). This handset runs on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) Operating System. The Fit Home user interface comes with some unique features like POP- i Player, Music Café and Kwik Lock, where the user can double tap…
  • Microsoft Introduces Work & Play Bundle: Office 365, Xbox Music Pass, Xbox LIVE Gold, Skype Unlimited World for $199

    Romit Mehta
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    Microsoft has introduced a unique blend of “dual use” products in a single subscription, called Work & Play Bundle. This is a subscription to four of its popular subscriptions services, combined into a single bundle. The products included are: Office 365 Home (which includes 1TB of OneDrive space today, which is soon going to become unlimited storage, for 5 users) Skype Unlimited World and Skype WiFi Xbox LIVE Gold Xbox Music Pass As you can see, this is not a “consumer” bundle, nor is it a “business” bundle. In keeping with Microsoft CEO Satya…
  • Gionee launches Marathon M3 in India with a 5000 mAh battery

    Abhishek Baxi
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Gionee has introduced the new Marathon M3 with long battery life offering a talk-time of 32.46 hours on 3G network and 51 hours on 2G network with 32.8 days of standby time. The Marathon M3 is a successor to the M2 which packed in a 4200mAh battery. The M2 was launched in February this year. Powered by a Quad Core 1.3 GHz processor with 1GB RAM and running on Android KitKat 4.4, the dual SIM Marathon M3 features a 5-inch HD (720×1280) IPS display. The phone packs in 8GB of internal memory expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card. There’s also an 8MP rear camera with LED Falsh and a…
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  • Merck Korea: Quantum Dots, unlike OLEDs, is no game changer

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    Quantum Dots enhanced LCDs are starting to enter the market, with reports saying that both LG and Samsung will release such TVs in 2015. Michael Grund, the managing director of Merck Korea, however, says that this technology will not have a significant impact on the global TV and display markets - unlike OLED which could be a game changer. Quantum Dots are used to enhance the color gamut and efficiency of LCD displays. Sony already commercialized quantum-dots TVs and smaller panel display, as the QD-LCDs are far easier to produce compared to OLED TVs. Read more about Merck Korea: Quantum…
  • Samsung shows new foldable OLED prototypes, world's largest transparent OLED

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Samsung hosted an investors forum in NY a few days ago, and it is reported that much of Samsung's focus was on OLED technologies. As we already reported, Samsung Electronics announced that flexible OLED is one of its 3 areas of future growth (especially as they struggle to increase high-end mobile phone sales), and during the conference the company revealed some interesting information and prototypes.Foldable OLED concept (2013)So first up were two new foldable OLED prototypes - a 5.5" (WQXGA, 2048x1526, 464 PPI) panel that folds in half and a 10" tri-foldable AMOLED (Full-HD, 218 PPI).Read…
  • The OLED-Info Patent Newsletter celebrates one year

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:59 am
    One year ago, OLED-Info, in collaboration with Global IP News, launched a new service: a daily newsletter covering OLED patents news. The OLED patent Newsletter provides valuable daily patent information from more than 85 countries. In the past year, the newsletter enabled many OLED companies and research institutes to track the OLED patent scene and protect their IP.The OLED Patent newsletter at a glance:A subscription-based news service (daily)A review of patent applications, grants and expiration monitoring from over 85 countries (including the US, EU, China, Japan and Korea)Skilfully…
  • DisplayMate: Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 offers the most accurate color reproduction of all mobile displays

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    DisplayMate published a new article focusing on display color accuracy. Testing the six leading mobile displays, DisplayMate tested which ones perform best in terms of color accuracy. While all displays performed very good, DisplayMate found the Galaxy Note 4 to be the winner in this test, achieving the best results in all tested categories.Historically, people often complained that Samsung's OLED offer overly saturated colors and inaccurate images. It's great to see OLEDs overcome yet another perceived disadvantage and yet again prove that even at its infancy, OLEDs outperform LCDs in yet…
  • Samsung to accelerate flexible OLED development

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:54 am
    Several new reports today suggests that Samsung is accelerating its OLED development. First up is Samsung Electronics, which announced that flexible OLEDs is one of three businesses areas it will focus on for future growth (the other two businesses are fin-FET semiconductors and startup incubating).Samsung Display, meanwhile, updated that they aim to launch a foldable OLED panel (that can be folded in half) by the end of 2015. This is not really news as it was stated back in 2013, but it's still good to hear they still aim to produce foldable displays next year. SDC also hints at a possible…
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  • Everspin signs production agreement with GlobalFoundries, sold over 40 million MRAM chips

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Everspin Technologies entered into a partnership with GlobalFoundries to build fully processed 300mm wafers with Everspin's ST-MRAM technology, starting with GF's 28-nm and 40-nm low-power CMOS platforms. As part of the agreement, GlobalFoundries invested an undisclosed amount in Everspin, and they already acquired ST-MRAM processing equipment (40-nm).Everspin hopes that the new agreement will help drive ST-MRAM adoption and will offer higher volume production at lower cost. The company reports that they shipped over 40 million MRAM chips - which represents very fast growth as in August 2013…
  • Crocus to develop multibit architecture for its MLU technology

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Crocus Technology launched a new project (called Miultismart) to develop secure multibit architecture for its Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology. Crocus will collaborate with Gemalto and the French research laboratories at LIRMM and IM2NP.A multibit architecture will enable Crocus to increase the memory density without changing the die size. As part of this project, Gemalto will develop a new operating system suitable for this MCU and LIRMM and IM2NP will test, qualify and characterize the end product - a secure microcontroller with a secure element.Crocus is targeting several applications…
  • More details on TDK's new 8Mb STT-MRAM prototype

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    A few days ago I reported that TDK will show a new STT-MRAM prototype, and now we have some more information and a couple of photos of the new test chip. TDK is showing their first STT-MRAM chip, a 8Mb device, produced on a 8" silicon substrate.  This is the first time TDK exposed their STT-MRAM technology. Those MRAM chips were produced by TDK's Headway Technologies. TDK will not mass poroduce MRAM chips themselves but rather seek a chip-making partner to produce them. But this may take a while: TDK says it could be up to 10 years before the technology matures (earlier reports said TDK…
  • TDK to present a 8-Mbit STT-MRAM prototype, plans to commercialize the technology in 3-5 years

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    According to a report from Japan, TDK Corp is going to present a prototype 8-Mbit STT-MRAM device today at Ceatec Japan 2014. The MRAM was produced on a 8" silicon substrate. Hopefully TDK will give more details on this achievement later today.The report further says that TDK aims to commercialize STT-MRAM chips in 3-5 years.Everspin is already producing 64Mb ST-MRAM chips (announced in 2012, but only ramped-up recently), and they are currently developing a 256-Mbit STT-MRAM chip.Source: Nikkei technology
  • Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    This book presents a systematic overview of emerging non-volatile memory technologies. The book discusses recent improvements in flash technologies (such as 3D NAND), phase change memory and resistive random access memory technologies and alternative technologies such as STT-MRAM, ferroelectric and organic memory devices.ASIN:  Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology (Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials)
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

    30 Oct 2016 | 10:00 am
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10AM PT, San Francisco 5pm - London | 1pm - New York | Thu, Oct 31th at 4am - Sydney | Thu, Oct 31th at 2am - Tokyo | Thu, Oct 31th at 1am - Beijing | 10:30pm - Mumbai Presented by: Carlos Andreu, Raj Balasubramanian Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free The webcast is based on an upcoming 'Mobile First' book that Raj Balasubramanian and Carlos Andreu are working on with O'Reilly Media. This hands-on webcast will cater to two class of developers - enterprise or backend developers who have dabbled in building web sites but hasn't spent much time on mobile,…
  • 12/09/2014 - Starting the quality system from scratch by Howard T Cooper

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Topic: Starting the quality system from scratchDescription of Topic:The opportunity to establish a new quality system from scratch has three potential results. The most rewarding is a cross-functional systems approach that balances quality activities to achieve product performance requirements and meeting internal and external customer requirements (needs & wants). The least desired outcome is a failed quality system that is so dysfunctional that it threatens the organization’s very existence. The final result is a quality system operating between the extremes of the above-described…
  • How to Promote Your Webinar (part 2)

    18 Jun 2013 | 11:33 am
    This is part 2 of the How to Promote Your Webinar post I wrote a few weeks ago.  In the first part, I discussed using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and industry publications.  Here are some more ideas: Video or audio introduction – Create a video or audio introduction about your webinar to embed in your website and event invitations.  Hearing or seeing an introduction to your webinar will help convert potential registrants.  Post it on YouTube, Viddler,Vimeo and other video sites to get more visibility. Email signature – Add your webinar to your email signature.  You’d be…
  • How to Best Leverage Your Webinar

    18 Feb 2013 | 5:06 pm
    You’ve drawn up and refined your message, crafted your slides, rehearsed, posted it on, and you’re a week out from presenting on your favorite webinar platform.    But how do you make sure your audience shows up? And once it’s over, what are you going to do with that time investment? First, your audience, like your teenage son, needs to be reminded of their commitment. Make sure that you select a webinar platform with an automated reminder system. Ideally, it would have the ability to send an email upon registration, a day before the event, an hour before the…
  • Steps to Host a Webinar for Generating Business Leads and Enhancing Sales

    14 Jan 2013 | 7:24 pm
    Conducting your first webinar is a daunting task but everyone has to start somewhere. It takes a lot of hard work to host a successful webinars that will effectively create an overwhelming number of sales.  You should remember that conducting successful webinar is advantageous for your business.  Thus, while communicating your message, you should be strategic as well as tactical. Being strategic indicates that everything you do should be relevant to the business goals of your organization.  You should also be tactical so that you always put the correct message in the correct channel and…
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  • Full Spectrum Laser Went From a Garage to the Prime Time

    Will Schmidt
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The tales of garage-startups are few and far between these days with startup ecosystems popping up left and right (and offering relatively cheap rent prices). However, it’s a part of the startup culture that hasn’t completely disappeared yet. Henry Liu founded Full Spectrum Laser, and their wholly owned 3D printing subsidiary FSL3D, in his garage in Las Vegas back in 2009 and has become another garage success story. Although it had a modest start, Liu built Full Spectrum Laser with the express mission to design, manufacture, and sell a full range of consumer and industrial grade…
  • Here are the Highest-Paying Programming Languages

    Ronald Barba
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This past summer, we looked at a ranking of the of top programming languages by growth, popularity, and job demand. Those rankings – compiled by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Spectrum found that Java, C, C++, Python, and C# are the top five programming languages in the country. In an entirely new ranking compiled utilizing data from Burning Glass and the Brookings Institution, Quartz listed the top 12 highest-paying programming languages. In this new age of technology, it’s certainly no surprise that programming skills are in high demand; however,…
  • Secrets of the Most Successful Tech YouTube Content Creators Revealed

    Ann Diab
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This is a guest post by Jesse Lakes, co-founder and CEO of GeoRiot. Tech + YouTube is the perfect union, and to the lucky few who have made it big in the tech YouTube game, using the powerful platform to create videos and content has afforded them opportunities to grow at a rate they never could have imagined. I recently sat down with a few of the most notable creators in the space, to bring you their secret sauce and inspire future generations of creators. Secret #1 Be Transparent, Creative, and Real We looked no further than the tech review super star Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD) for the…
  • Learn.Onevest Launches as an Educational Resource for Startup Founders and Investors

    Ronald Barba
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Onevest, the online equity crowdfunding platform that connects early-stage startups with accredited investors, has announced the launch of Learn.Onevest, a free peer-to-peer learning platform for entrepreneurs and investors. This new education platform for startups is the result of a partnership with General Assembly, Draper University, Early Investing, and The Founder Institute – all of which will contribute regular content to Learn.Onevest to make it an essential resource for both startup founders and investors. “The mission of is to create an online learning…
  • StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: Bootstrapping Was Difficult Yet Important for Growth

    Camila Souza
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    StyleSeat’s co-founder and CEO Melody McCloskey was in Miami this week to talk about her entrepreneurial journey during Tech Cocktail Sessions.  McCloskey spoke to an audience of industry leaders and entrepreneurs about beauty-booking app StyleSeat, and how she decided to pursue her passion. “It got the point one day where my desire to do it, and that fire, had outweighed the fear. It was not about me and my insecurities; it was about having to do this.“ Going into business thinking that you want to build a billion dollar company is “crazy.” McCloskey explained…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Mobile phones to get handy upgrade

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Computer Scientists at the University of Washington are developing a radar-like system that will allow users to control their wireless devices with hand gestures. The system uses the reflection of radio waves to track hand movements and translate them into commands. Ben Gruber reports.
  • Shape-shifting architecture that responds to heat

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Architectural research students in Barcelona showcase a prototype of a shape-shifting building which expands and contracts as heat is applied. Amy Pollock reports.
  • Inflatable incubator cuts cost of neonatal care

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    A British university student has designed an inflatable incubator to provide a low-cost solution to premature birth care. He hopes his design will help save the lives of babies in refugee camps and the developing world. Suzannah Butcher reports.
  • Military dog handlers to get virtual assistance

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are creating interactive video games to help military dog handlers stay sharp. Nathan Frandino reports.
  • 3D fun improves child therapy in Poland

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    Scientists in Poland are helping children with autism and Down's Syndrome better focus on therapeutic exercises by taking them out of their real world environment and into a specially-designed 3D cave in which their imagination can flourish. Jim Drury reports.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • Electrical Bikes Become Good Business in Europe and the US

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    Electrical bicycles aren't the same as scooters or motorcycles, but they aren't simple bicyles either. Instead, they are borderline regular bikes with a motor that will take a load off your legs when you hit the road. The biking community has always been large and healthy, no matter how far automobiles advanced. This isn't set to change any time soon. The price of cars and motorbikes is one reason. The health benefits of owning and using a normal bike is another. Familiarity is a third. How... (read more)
  • MSI XSplit Gamecaster Software Upgraded, Lets You Make and Share Recordings Fast

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:35 am
    Game livestreaming is an activity more and more popular nowadays, and even if you don't show a game in real time, you can still have a lot of fun and get a lot of recognition by recording a session, editing it and posting it online. There are various programs you can use to achieve this, but some makers of gaming hardware have their own, like MSI. In fact, MSI has just revealed the XSplit V2 program, a piece of software that builds on the success of the first XSplit and adds some extra featu... (read more)
  • Patients Helped to Walk Again by New Robotic Walker

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:50 am
    Physiotherapy is a standard practice for people recovering from a long convalescence, surgery, muscle atrophy, or anything else that left the person unable to properly walk around. What we're about to show you is the latest robotic aid. Scenes where people have to use their arms to hold themselves up on bars while slowly (and painfully) dragging their feet forward across an exercise strip are quite common in many films. Since there aren't many stimulants or other technological means to “heal... (read more)
  • Intel Outs HD Graphics Driver for Its NUCs – Apply Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Intel has just made available HD graphics driver version compatible with its Next Unit Computing (NUC) devices, which adds support for Core M CPUs with Intel HD Graphics 5300. This new addition implements a new design of graphics architecture for ultrathin 2-in-1 devices, therefore improving performance and power efficiency once more.  However, this update is only compatible with Intel’s D34010WYB and D54250WYB NUC boards, as well as with D34010WYK and D54250WYK NUC kit product... (read more)
  • Intel Asks the US to Change Its Immigration Laws

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Here's a pretty unusual development: a technology company is openly expressing a political opinion. More specifically, Intel wants the United States of America to change how it goes about accepting or rejecting immigrants. Intel is one of the major technology companies whose design and manufacturing facilities aren't located in China or some other Asian country with cheap labor. Instead, its advanced manufacturing and R&D operations are located in the United States, particularly in Santa Cla... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Cascadia Summit Names Winning Startups and Plug and Play Ventures Writes Cheques

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Tonight Startup Week Vancouver wrapped up with the Cascadia Summit at the Telus World of Science. The sold-out Cascadia Summit is Launch Academy's "premiere event showcasing the most promising startups from Western Canada" and the highlight was 16 startups pitch live in front of a sold-out audience. According to Launch Academy, more than 100 applications were evaluated by a selection committee of investors and entrepreneurs from Canada and the US. The finalists will present to an panel of judges that includes Dafina Toncheva from US Venture Partners, Sumeet Jain from Intel Capital, and Bill…
  • The Four Biggest Stumbling Points in Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    It could be argued that Vanhawks cofounders Ali and Sohaib Zahid would inevitably become successful after launching its carbon fibre connected bicycle, the Valour. The bike raised the most money for a Canadian project on Kickstarter in early June. Pledgers from all over the world pitched $820,000 total. Everything seemed to have came together perfectly. The CEO Sohaib was in medical school when his friend Adil Aftab (now the team’s CMO) was developing a new carbon fiber technology that would ultimately lead to the Valour. An underserved commuter cyclist market with a big appetite…
  • Strongbody Apparel Uses Nanotechnology from Ocean to Make Next Generation of Activewear

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    From high-intensity training to grocery shopping, Strongbody Apparel is ready to face any challenge. The Vancouver-based athletic wear manufacturer is changing the way people think and wear their gym clothes. Gone are the days of jogging in a worn out hoodie á la Rocky Balboa: casual and professional athletes alike are seeking the next garment innovation that can endure the strain and sweat of training, as well as the functionality needed in order to reach their athletic pursuits. “We never found anything that resonated with us,” explains Meghan Conyers, CEO and cofounder…
  • When it Rains, it Pours - Rogers Commits $4 Million to Wavefront

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Rogers Communications today announced a funding commitment of approximately $4 million to Wavefront to accelerate the growth of machine-to-machine (M2M), the Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless businesses in Canada. Over the next five years, Rogers will offer financial resources, technology tools, training and mentorship programs to thousands of technology businesses and entrepreneurs that walk through Wavefront's doors. Earlier today Minister of Industry James Moore announced that Wavefront will receive up to $9.5 million as part of the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP). CAIP…
  • Acquisition Makes Control Favorite at Cascadia Summit

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Tonight Startup Week Vancouver wraps up with the Cascadia Summit at the Telus World of Science. The sold-out Cascadia Summit is Launch Academy's "premiere event showcasing the most promising startups from Western Canada" and will see 16 startups pitch live in front of a sold-out audience. According to Launch Academy, more than 100 applications were evaluated by a selection committee of investors and entrepreneurs from Canada and the US. The finalists will present to an panel of judges that includes Dafina Toncheva from US Venture Partners, Sumeet Jain from Intel Capital, and Bill Bryant from…
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    13 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    APEX Conference, Designed for creative encounter and collaboration 1631_ 11/10/14 - We caught up with Erik Mitisek, CEO, Colorado Technology Association and he has exciting new developments to tell us, about the annual APEX Conference 2014. Erik points out that this is a reflection of leadership, culture and innovation that is moving us forward here in Colorado. Designed for creative encounters and collaboration, the APEX Conference (Nov. 20, 2014) is our industry’s opportunity to join together to celebrate successes, spark innovation, create connections, introduce productive disruption and…
  • Before catastrophic failures occur
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Your next hospital stay will be safer because... 1632_ 11/10/14 - Larry had a discussion with the keynote speaker, Dale Schuster at the ACG Denver monthly luncheon. Dale's career has been centered in the technology field with extensive experience in software application development as well as domestic and international sales and marketing. Dale brings significant experience in global Sales, Marketing, and orchestrating business turn-arounds in a number of business sectors and markets. As President of SteriTec Products Inc., Dale brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the…
  • Scary, terrifying, daunting, but It's all better now!
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Brad Feld - into the emergency room - off the bike! 1626_ 10/20/14 - "Ouch" A disembodied voice said, "You’re in an ambulance. I’m just putting an IV in your arm," I had no idea where I was. I had a vague recollection that I had been on a bike. "You’re in an ambulance. You are ok. Stay calm." I realized I was tightly strapped to a board and couldn’t move if I wanted to. My legs hurt. My ribs hurt. My shoulders hurt. I couldn’t figure out what had happened. I couldn’t process where I was. I felt like I was coming out of a dream, but I couldn’t…
  • Non-financial managers, making uninformed decisions...
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    Non-financial managers need to improve financial performance 1627_ 10/20/14 - Larry was talking with Michael Higgins, president of Financial Decision Maker, about some challenging business issues. Larry asked about Michael's background. He said, "The heart of my company’s mission is to raise the financial acumen and decision-making confidence/ competence of business owners, managers and employees at businesses - very large and very small. My work for the past 30 years has been in "high engagement = high retention" learning. Up until about 20 years ago, I was a…
  • U.S. local craft brewing company ranks 34th in size!
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Bootstrapping the company and it grows in size and profits 1628_ 10/20/14 - Wynne Odell is Co-founder and CEO of Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado. She was the keynote speaker at the ACG Denver monthly meeting. Doug, Wynne and Corkie Odell started their brewing odyssey in 1989. The trio had no grand plans, but after five years of a draft-only format, bottles were introduced and rapid growth ensued. Twenty-five years later, Odell Brewing Company ranks 34th in size among craft breweries in the United States. Odell is a Colorado-centric company, with 65% of its sales coming from…
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  • Indie Spotlight: ‘Tech Boom!’ Takes On Preposterous Bay Area Techies

    Sam Gutelle
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:20 pm
    We receive a ton of tips every day from independent creators, unaffiliated with any major motion picture studios, television networks, new media studios, or other well-funded online video entities. The Indie Spotlight is where we’ll write about and shout out to a select few of them and bring you up to speed on the great (and sometimes not-so-great) attention-grabbing series you probably haven’t heard about until now.  Read previous installments here.  This week, we discussed the return of Everything But The News, a smart web series that makes fun of West Coast tech trends. At the…
  • ‘Minecraft’ Videos Have Totaled 47 Billion Views To Date

    Sam Gutelle
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Most people who follow YouTube trends know that Minecraft–Mojang‘s highly-addictive open-world video game–is the single most popular game on the site. Creators who base their entire channels around the game regularly crack our Tubefilter charts, and popular videos about the game draw millions of views. A report from ReelSEO quantifies just how big Minecraft is. According to data sourced from Octoly, Minecraft fan videos reached 31 billion views by June 2014. Since then, the game’s audience has continued to grow at a rapid pace, and now, Minecraft videos have amassed…
  • Just In Time For Thanksgiving, Facebook Invites Users To “Say Thanks”

    Bree Brouwer
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Facebook has a new video tool, and it’s very fitting for the upcoming holiday season. The social media site launched its “Say Thanks” feature, which allows users to create and send thank-you videos to friends and family. As with Facebook’s “Look Back” videos, which highlighted the site’s past ten years online, the “Say Thanks” feature encourages Facebook users to create a personalized video greeting to remember the good ol’ times they’ve had with specific friends or relatives. Users can select a recipient from their friends’ list, choose a video theme, and…
  • Report: A Fifth Of 2014′s Most Shared Ads Were Sports-Themed

    Bree Brouwer
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Unruly has discovered just how obsessed the online masses are with sports-themed ads. The marketing technology company released its Top 20 Global Social Video Ads Chart and noted how a fifth of 2014’s most-shared videos were related to sports. The most-shared video was Activia and Shakira’s “La La La” ad/song combo, with over 5,819,822 shares across Twitter, Facebook, and other online platforms. Those numbers now make it the most-shared ad of all time, beating out Volkswagen’s 2011 Super Bowl ad “The Force” (which held its top position for three years with 5,278,399 shares).
  • James Patterson Promotes New Book With Web Series On ‘Fred’ Channel

    Sam Gutelle
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    On November 24th, prolific author James Patterson will release House of Robots, his latest work of young-adult fiction. The book’s launch, however, won’t be limited to print. Four days after its arrival, Patterson and Collective Digital Studio will debut a web series of the same name, which will be available on the Fred YouTube channel. House of Robots tells the story of Sammy, a fifth grader whose life changes when his mother invents an intrusive, error-prone robot named E. The web series, which is animated in a claymation style, will illustrate specific scenes from the book.
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  • How About Playing a Yaybahar Next Sunday?

    Eric Dye
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    How would you like to have a Yaybahar at next Sunday’s praise and worship service? This cool acoustic instrument designed by Gorkem Sen puts out the most unique, hypnotic sound. In the video below, you’ll hear the Yaybahar captured in realtime without any additional effects added. It’s pretty stinkin’ amazing: It’s hard to keep your eyes off of it, isn’t it? Considering that no sound is being processed through effets, it’s quite amazing… So to answer my first question: How about playing a Yaybahar next Sunday’s praise and worship service?
  • Do You Share Your Completed YouVersion Reading Plans?

    Eric Dye
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    I’ve used YouVersion for a long time, but nothing for regular Bible reading plans, studying or one of the many daily devotional plans they have to offer. Having recently finished up another paperback daily devotional and since I hadn’t landed a new one yet, I thought I would give some YouVersion devotionals a spin. So far, so good. I’ve really enjoyed the diversity of devotions that are offered. After having finished my first devotional, my YouVersion app asked if I wanted to share the news with my friends. I froze. I was quickly reminded of the little boy who won a badge…
  • Developing a Child’s Creativity Through Church Playgrounds

    Philip Masterson
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Play time is a crucial part of children development. A child’s environment and leisure time can help shape their social and cognitive development. Depending on the playground, structured or unstructured, they also play an important role in physical strength and balance. The right equipment and playground design offer your child the best way to grow and develop essential skills. Choosing the right leisure space for your kid entails knowing how it can affect their overall growth. Whether it would be a school or church playground, understanding the effects of a leisure space to your child…
  • How Licensing Saved LEGO [Infographic]

    Eric Dye
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Star Wars stands out as the most successful licensing endeavour LEGO has every pursued, but it was with that success that spurred them on to license more, like Harry Potter, Batman, Toy Story and many others. In the infographic below, you can see how LEGO was “pulled up from the brink of bankruptcy” thanks to the power of the Force and a little magic from Harry Potter… [Click for Larger]LEGO is as #EPIC as it comes, but it has been the last decade of licensing that has really given it the stronghold that it has in the market, today. FUN FACT: To by every Star Wars set ever…
  • The Custom.Church App: Find and Be Found

    Eric Dye
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Custom.Church is a curious new app that does two different things at once. It’s an app for your church to be found, but it is also a fully functional app for your church as well. Using the built in GPS in most smartphones, Custom.Church helps church seekers to locate churches in their area. Churches that are not registered with Custom.Church, will provide a link to the respecting church website—however—those that are registered with Custom.Church will include far more information and features. Custom.Church For as low as $10 per month, churches of any size can sign-up for…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Researchers study impact of power prosthetic failures on amputees

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (North Carolina State University) Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal of developing a new generation of more robust powered prostheses.
  • New terahertz device could strengthen security

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Northwestern University) We are all familiar with the security hassles that accompany air travel. Now a new type of security detection that uses terahertz radiation is looking to prove its promise. Northwestern University researchers have developed a room temperature, compact, tunable terahertz source that could lead to advances in homeland security and space exploration. Able to detect explosives, chemical agents and dangerous biological substances from safe distances, devices using terahertz waves could make public spaces more secure than ever.
  • Theater arts research offers insight for designers, builders of robots

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Texas at Arlington) UT Arlington Theatre Arts research provides insight into human behavior for scientists, engineers who design and build social robots.
  • Researchers get $1.25 million to advance carbon storage

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Clemson University) Clemson University researchers and their partners at Georgia Institute of Technology, UNAVCO and Grand Resources Inc. received a $1.25 million award from the Department of Energy to develop technology that will significantly improve the ability to monitor and safeguard geologic carbon storage.
  • Novel robotic walker invented by NUS researchers helps patients regain natural gait

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (National University of Singapore) A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering has invented a novel robotic walker that helps patients carry out therapy sessions to regain their leg movements and natural gait. The system also increases productivity of physiotherapists and improves the quality of rehabilitation sessions.
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • One week left to nominate a Non-Profit in the Nutanix DataCenter Makeover! (Closes 21NOV2014)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:37 am
    You ever been like, “Man, I wish more organizations would help out non-profits” Well, guess what. Nutanix is. :) So let’s break it down a bit! in the event that you find yourself too busy to actually click on their site and want the details! Submission Period (October 15 – November 21, 2014) Anyone can nominate a non-profit to participate! To qualify, the organization must: Be a non-profit, non-partisan organization located in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom Have a currently working datacenter that could benefit from web-scale converged…
  • The VCP-NV is your ticket to escaping the VCP “Class requirement” for VCP-DCV!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    So you’re a long time virtualization user. You’ve worked with the systems, you love VMware! (You might even have a bumper sticker on your laptop stating as such) Yet… You never got your VCP. What?! Why aren’t you a VCP? This is a problem which plagues many an Admin who will often be multi-skilled and can justify the $225 price-tag to take the exam but whose employer will NOT pay for you to be away from the office, nor the hefty price tag often associated with the VCP course itself.  Yea, we get that, so what?! The VCP-NV will be your savior! (Until 28FEB2015) So for those of you…
  • Hey APJ / APAC did you know that you get 50% off on VMware Certification (VCP/VCAP) until 19DEC2014?!?! (Including Australia, NZ and China!)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Whoa whoa whoa, wait a minute. You just put out a blog post for 15% off Microsoft Exams and 25% off VMware Exams and countless OTHER forms of free training and certification and now you’re telling me we can get 50% off on VMware Certifications?!?! Well, no. What I am saying is that if you’re in APJ / APAC, or more specifically the following countries; Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Korea THEN you get 50% off Certification. Those of us in the US,…
  • Whoa, wait a minute? 15% off Microsoft Exams until 31DEC2014?!?

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Whoa, wait a minute there, are you serious? Yea, After the recent debacle with not even noticing the 25% off VCP Exams Update your VCP for 25% off (Including the latest VCP-NV also!) Expires 1JAN2015 I decided to walk through a list of ‘discounted’ certifications I had published back in August… Free, discounted, and reduced Certifications and Training! and lo and behold I discovered that some of the discounts (a lot of which were set to expire in June… Had been EXTENDED!) So taken from the Microsoft Learning Exam Discount Page: Act now to save 15% on your MCP exam Here are the…
  • OMG! #vExpert 2015 applications are open until 12DEC2014!!!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    So, Corey Romero @vCommunityGuy recently put out this gem of a blog post vExpert 2015 applications are open which if you’re a previous vExpert or you think you’re the next up and coming vExpert, OR if you’d like to nominate someone you think absolutely rocks? Well, This is the post! To sum up some of the key points from Corey’s post; Applications will be accepted until December 12th at midnight PST Applications received after the December 12th deadline will roll into the next nomination & voting process vExpert 2015 announcement will be on February 5th 2015. And of course the ever…
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    by Ron Miller

  • Big IT vendors finally embrace cloud

    Ron Miller
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    The cloud is suddenly all the rage among large IT vendors as they begin to recognize that their customers are venturing into the public cloud, and as they do they need new ways to manage a hybrid environment. Hence the great hybrid cloud epiphany of 2014. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • OpenStack Paris Summit Could be a Turning Point for Project

    Ron Miller
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    The OpenStack Summit next week in Paris could represent a pivotal moment in the history of the project. That's because it's attracted wide attention this year, and has become the open source project of the moment. The question is where does it go from here? Photo by Flickr user Emax-photo. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license.
  • GE Leads Enterprise Charge To Public Cloud

    Ron Miller
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Most folks probably think GE,  the appliance and industrial giant would have a conservative approach to IT, but the fact is its IT policy is quite progressive and GE has announced plans to close 90 percent of its data centers eventually and move this all to the public cloud. Photo Credit: Marufish on Flickr. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license.
  • Short Stack: Mirantis gets $100M, OpenStack powers CERN, Juno reviewed

    Ron Miller
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Short Stack where I scour the web and social media looking for the very best OpenStack links I can find. This week, Mirantis gets $100M to pursue its enterprise OpenStack strategy, OpenStack powers world-famous physics research institute CERN and a review of the latest release of OpenStack, Juno. Photo Credit: Ron Miller
  • Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

    Ron Miller
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    When Google introduced Chromebook for Work recently, it very likely made the Chromebook even more attractive to frugal enterprises. While the price tag has always been a draw, having administrative control should appeal to IT and could facilitate more Chromebook use in the enterprise in the future.
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  • Free online storage — what I’m doing now

    Brad Grier
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Back in 2012 I wrote about a few cloud storage options I was exploring. Well a few years have passed so I thought I’d update / annotate the old one. So here goes. New comments will be coloured red. UPDATES Wow, another one today (Thursday, April 12, 2012). LogMeIn has entered the ‘cloud storage space’ space by announcing the invite-only beta of Cubby — which gives you DropBox-like access to 5GB. I’ve requested an invite and will post about it when I have some hands-on time. Meh. Cubby’s nothing to write home about. LogMeIn has been a bit of a disappointment since they…
  • Goin’ to Mars. Well, my name is ;)

    Brad Grier
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Get your own boarding pass and get your name to Mars! Goin’ to Mars. Well, my name is ;) originally appeared on on October 8, 2014.
  • Love the new Google doodle

    Brad Grier
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Kenojuak Ashevak, CC (October 3, 1927 – January 8, 2013) was a Canadian artist. She is regarded as one of the most notable Canadian pioneers of modern Inuit art. Love the new Google doodle originally appeared on on October 3, 2014.
  • Cold & Starving

    Brad Grier
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    I felt like playing at lunch and this is the result. Original image is a screen shot from the early-access sandbox version of The Long Dark — a survival game. I pushed the screen shot through the iOS app Waterlogued, then into another iOS app to make the album cover — VinylizeMe. I kinda like the results Cold & Starving originally appeared on on September 30, 2014.
  • It’s about rescuing the ones you can.

    Brad Grier
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Many of you know we support and foster for CaliCan Rescue. This short video helps explain why.   It’s about rescuing the ones you can. originally appeared on on July 1, 2014.
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  • R40: Rush 40th Anniversary on Blu-Ray, Nov. 11,2014

    Robert Saunders
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush’s debut album. This deluxe collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes: Rush in Rio R30 Snakes & Arrows Live Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland Clockwork Angels Tour It also includes a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material stretching from 1974 to 2013. The bonus disc features over two hours of unreleased footage including their masterpiece 2112 in its entirety, the Laura Secord School performance with John Rutsey from 1974 that…
  • Recommended Computer Upgrades

    Robert Saunders
    30 Sep 2013 | 9:02 am
    I’ve been building some new computer systems lately, and here are some components that I have turned to time and again for my clients. First up is the Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case. This box holds all your system components such as the motherboard. processor, hard drives, and DVD or Blu-ray drives. Some people may find the case to be too large, but for a computer gamer or video editor it’s just the right size for those mid to topline video cards. The Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case has an all-black interior coating. It also has a ventilated front mesh…
  • Word for Chromebook

    Robert Saunders
    22 May 2013 | 11:32 am
    Need help installing Word on your Chromebook? Call Skylark NetWorks at (516) 308-2759 or read on. One of the most frequent calls I’ve received lately as a computer repair technician revolves around the new Chromebooks using the ChromeOS Operating System. The typical call sounds like this: Caller: How do I install Microsoft Word on my Chromebook? I can’t get Word to work on my Chromebook. Skylark NetWorks: Do you have a Windows or a Mac version of the Microsoft Word software that you are trying to install on your Chromebook? Caller: Yes! I have the _________ version. (Fill in the…
  • World Wide Web’s Twentieth Anniversary

    Robert Saunders
    1 May 2013 | 8:19 am
    On April 30, 1993, the World Wide Web was born. Today we just call it “the Web”; while other mistakenly call it “the Internet”. The Internet is just the basic tools or platform for delivering the web’s content. (An earlier post stated August 1991 as the birthday, but that version wasn’t publicly accessible. On April 1993, the page was made public.) And on April 20, 1993, the very first web page was published. Here’s a screenshot: To mark the anniversary, CERN has republished that page. Though launched in 1993, it was “built” in 1992. Dan…
  • Car Accessories for Samsung Galaxy S3

    Robert Saunders
    4 Dec 2012 | 9:23 pm
    Two years ago, when the Samsung Galaxy series of phones were released, I, rather famously, posted three articles as to why “Samsung Vibrant is NOT my new Android Phone (Part One)“, (Part Two), (Part Three). Then, this past August, pretty much two years from then, I upgraded to the new Samsung Galaxy S3, and I couldn’t be happier.  All the problems I experienced with the Samsung Vibrant are gone, and there are so many new features I haven’t quite figured out how to use them all, but one thing is certain: I want to use this device safely in my car. So I’ve done a…
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  • 2014 Gift Guides: Perfect Presents For Everyone on Your List!

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    We've still got a few weeks until it's officially the most wonderful time of the year, but be careful, because it can sneak up on you. Since the holiday season will be here before we know it, we've got you covered with our collection of 2014 gift guides. We're tackling everyone on your list, including best friends, significant others, siblings, and whoever else you might be shopping for. We'll help you cross off the names for the next month or so with our curated picks in tech, beauty, fashion, fitness, and more. Keep reading for a massive amount of gift guides (just click the pink link above…
  • The Perfect Tech Gifts For Everyone on Your List!

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:53 pm
  • Editor's Picks: The Best Tech Gifts of 2014

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:07 pm
    As the editors of POPSUGAR Tech, we search high and low every day for the newest, hottest gadgets and accessories. For the holidays, we've singled out our absolute favorites! In the gallery, take a look at our editor-approved gift picks for 2014. Then, check out all of our gift guides to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. - Additional reporting by Kelly Schwarze and Lisette Mejia
  • 17 Moments This Year That Made You Think "WTF"

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Between Kim Kardashian's butt and animal photobombs, the Internet kept us laughing this year. But there's no denying that 2014 also had moments of utter, complete weirdness. Ahead, we proudly present the 17 craziest, most WTF-worthy viral moments of the year.
  • Students Nationwide Tweet Horrifying Lunch Pics With #ThanksMichelleObama

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Forget "first lady" . . . call her "lunch lady." Some confused kids out there think Michelle Obama is directly responsible for the fish sticks in their lunch. High school students are taking to Twitter with complaints about their school-provided lunches, directing their chicken sandwich and mystery-meat-fueled frustration at Mrs. Obama, who campaigned for stricter regulations on public school meals. The USDA thankfully now expects schools to steer clear of ultrasugary, high-carb foods. But kids nationwide are angry about admittedly pathetic lunches some schools are serving instead.
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  • Which platform makes the best choice for mobile gaming?

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Apparently the number of people who see their phone as a gaming device first and foremost and device for communication with the rest of society second, is growing. According to a survey on online and gaming habits in the UK carried out by the Internet Advertising Bureau in 2014, 54% of respondents said that their number one place to game was on their phone. And of that 54%, a quarter of them used their phone for gaming every day. This doesn’t come as that surprising news when you look around you, almost anywhere that you might be. Everyone seems to be on their phones and they’re not just…
  • Gadgets to cheat at the casino

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    If you want to see the ideal way to cheat at casino, then watch Ocean’s 13, where Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan (George Clooney and Brad Pitt) are playing craps and jam the three servers at the casino using magnetron devices disguised as lighters. Jamming the servers for three minutes allowing them to have full control of the movement of the dice and they steal a fortune from the casino. Of course, this is fiction, but there have been plenty of devices used over the years to cheat at casinos. Not all of them were successful and many cheaters have been caught in the act and ejected from the…
  • Refurbished tech vs new tech for business

    8 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    Technology may be the backbone of your business, so when you’re looking for new devices and systems for your firm, it’s important that you choose wisely. One conundrum you’ll need to ponder is whether to go for brand new or refurbished items. Each option has its pros and cons. When you’re making your decision, take the following points into account.   Costs One issue that may be foremost on your mind is cost. Figures published earlier this year by the Forum of Private Business revealed that small companies are facing rising expenses. Its Cost of Doing Business survey found that…
  • 5 Misconceptions about barcodes

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    At this point, barcodes are far from being a novelty factor. As a matter of fact, they have been utilized on a global scale in different industries for a few decades in a row. The technology behind this concept is continuously involving, permitting companies to perfect their inventory management, reduce expenses, minimize losses, boost their profit and ultimately maximize their odds of success on any market. Barcodes are fascinating, especially when you get familiar with their delightful history.     According to, the first patent for a barcode system was issued to two…
  • Difference between web conferencing and video conferencing

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Web conferencing is no longer a technical innovation that is specifically for larger enterprises. This advancement has been expanded to facilitate even small and mid-size enterprises as high bandwidth and high-speed connections are available for anyone, all over the country. More than 24 percent of households today have a high speed connection, compared to what was used back in 2004. As far as video conferencing is concerned, this means of technology is extensively used by the youth of today. Statistics suggest something worth considering: almost 79 percent of the survey respondents used…
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  • 3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Enterprise Social

    MS Europe
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Enterprise social technology is rapidly moving from a “nice to have” to a “must have” on business buyers’ lists. It has drastically improved innovation, connected employees, and shortened project timelines. In this infographic, you will see the 3 reasons why Microsoft’s Enterprise Social solutions are equipped to help organizations reimagine how business gets done.   1. Engaged employees lead to higher profits. 2. Inefficient collaboration is costing you money. 3. Business growth comes from listening and adapting quickly. Find out more about Enterprise…
  • Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines Choose Surface Pro 3 for their Pilots

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    The post Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines Choose Surface Pro 3 for their Pilots appeared first on Microsoft Europe.
  • Coping with seasonal spikes – don’t leave your stock on the scrap heap

    MS Europe
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    High street retailers are losing up to £1bn of sales per month due to poor stock management. And that’s just in the UK. Predicting precisely how much stock your store will need, and when, is made difficult by fickle consumer behaviour and trends which change with every season. Fluctuations in tastes and demand not only result in distribution challenges, but also put enormous pressure on internal systems. The retailer who successfully predicts, stocks and promotes the ‘must-have’ purchase for a season faces a potential IT nightmare. Although foresight combined with savvy marketing…
  • Microsoft CityNext at Smart City Expo: 30 partners, over 100 solutions

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
    The post Microsoft CityNext at Smart City Expo: 30 partners, over 100 solutions appeared first on Microsoft Europe.
  • Smart City Expo showcases CityNext partners

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    The post Smart City Expo showcases CityNext partners appeared first on Microsoft Europe.
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • VELLO bikes – the small bike with big ambitions

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:31 am
    Bikes are great for city transportation. Most cities are embracing their bikers and providing safe conditions, and riding a bike is one of the few things that remain awesome from your childhood. The problem with bikes in cities is space. The VELLO bike is out to solve this problem by offering improved space saving qualities. Trying to navigate a bike up a flight of stairs or around a narrow side yard is [...] 199 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • CHELSEA Light Flurries – turn your house into a winter wonderland no matter the temperature

    Donyae Coles
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:46 am
    Some people really love snow. You may think it’s just nasty cold, wet stuff, but there are people who adore the whiteness, the crunch, the skiing.. If you’re one of those, and you’re unlucky enough to live somewhere that it stays snowless year around, you can still give yourself the illusion of a white Christmas with the CHELSEA Light Flurries, the LED light that imitates snow. This is an outdoor light [...] 180 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Light Casting Gloves – tiny flashlights on your fingers

    Donyae Coles
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:39 am
    Gloves make everything harder to manage. Your hands are bulky and you can’t actually feel anything. This is made even worse when it’s dark out. With no light or sense of touch, you could be stuck attempting to open your door for hours, well maybe not that long. With a pair of Light Casting Gloves, at least one of those problems will be solved. The light casting gloves [...] 189 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • DJI Inspire 1 4K Drone – world’s first consumer 4K quad takes to the skies

    Dil Soomro
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:11 am
    Quadcopters are huge right now, and a good part of the reason is the work of pioneering company DJI, who were the first quad making company to produce a product which the ordinary Joe could understand and actually fly. The DJI Phantom Vision, which we reviewed back in March of this year, set the bar for flying cameras at the time, and now the company has done it again. Their newest product [...] 385 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Indoor Flameless Marshmallow Roaster – all the tasty goodness of camping, none of the fire

    Donyae Coles
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    Cold weather is perfect for s’mores, the most perfect of foods. The problem with s’mores is that you generally need a campfire to make them really good. And it’s really cold out right now. So cold. The Indoor Flameless Marshmallow Roaster is here to give you yummy s’mores from the warmth and safety of your own home. You may have tried to make s’mores in the microwave and you probably learned that [...] 180 words | permalink | One comment | digg this
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  • Misnomers

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Misnomers NEW LEANBACK: VISIT Singapore!!! TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagra... From: Vsauce Views: 1400265 66415 ratings Time: 11:26 More in Science & Technology

    9 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    KIDS REACT TO OLD CAMERAS Old Cameras Bonus video on the REACT channel: Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/YouTubers): Support T... From: TheFineBros Views: 1923966 40076 ratings Time: 06:57 More in Entertainment
  • Ellen Works from Home

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Ellen Works from Home A new study shows that people who work from home are more productive. Ellen put it to the test during her show. From: TheEllenShow Views: 457894 7944 ratings Time: 03:33 More in Entertainment
  • Ellen Introduces Kids to the Technology of Yesterday

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Ellen Introduces Kids to the Technology of Yesterday Kids these days don't know how good they have it. Ellen proved exactly that when she asked these kids to give their opinion of some outdated devices. From: TheEllenShow Views: 1645385 21226 ratings Time: 07:52 More in Entertainment

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    ELDERS REACT TO OCULUS RIFT Oculus Rift Bonus video on REACT channel: Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/YouTubers): Support TheFineBros channel! Get FREE ANIME!... From: TheFineBros Views: 7447976 131718 ratings Time: 08:00 More in Entertainment
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  • Mad Monster Beats – Fun, Not Sooo Spooky, Music Dancing Game for iPad

    Michael Vallez
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Are you ready for an entertaining, fast-paced, and not “sooooo” spooky iPad dancing game? If so, then Mad Monster Beats (by Bolder Games) is sure to make you want to bust a move as it challenges your reflexes and eye/hand coordination skills while playing this fun, Halloween-themed, music dance game on your iPad. Mad Monster […] The post Mad Monster Beats – Fun, Not Sooo Spooky, Music Dancing Game for iPad first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • skedCloud – Easy To Use, Cloud Based, Calendar Sharing iPhone App!

    Michael Vallez
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Want to be more productive with your mobile calendar and have the option for easy calendar sharing between users? Well, the new skedClolud Business app lets you do just that. And with useful features such as full encryption, cloud based storage, and a simple user interface, it won’t take long for it to become your […] The post skedCloud – Easy To Use, Cloud Based, Calendar Sharing iPhone App! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • DodgeSpot – How Long Will You Survive This Almost Impossible Games App?

    Michael Vallez
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    If you love a challenge, have fast reflexes and good eye/hand coordination, then DodgeSpot is a must-have app for you. This 1 touch to play game is seriously challenging, yet very simplistic in design. And best of all, it’s free for iOS, Android and Kindle device owners. DodgeSpot Game Overview DodgeSpot is one of those […] The post DodgeSpot – How Long Will You Survive This Almost Impossible Games App? first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Blend: The Game, A Simply Challenging Color Matching Puzzle Game for iPhone and Android

    Michael Vallez
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    If you’re a fan of puzzle games and block matching games, then Blend: The Game is a new and challenging mobile app that should grab your attention. Especially since this casual iPhone and Android puzzler is a bit more tricky than your average block matching or gem matching game. Why? Because you only get so […] The post Blend: The Game, A Simply Challenging Color Matching Puzzle Game for iPhone and Android first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Gemstone Jamboree – Fun, Free Gem Matching Game for iOS and Android!

    Michael Vallez
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Gemstone Jamboree is like Candy Crush Saga, but more enjoyable to play since it does not come with the expensive in-app purchases. This free gem matching game for iOS and Android devices is packed with gameplay, unique level backgrounds, and a fun story complete with unusual characters. Gem matching games are some of the most […] The post Gemstone Jamboree – Fun, Free Gem Matching Game for iOS and Android! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
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  • 20+ Jaw-Dropping Black Friday 2014 Tech Deals

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Word is that more retailers will relent to public pressure – I mean do the right thing for their employees – and close on Thanksgiving Day this year. But that won’t prevent them from going all out online, where much is automated and the workers are less prominent. Here are some of the best deals on network and technology offerings for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and in between. (Compare with last year’s deals)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Florida: Land of the mobile technology store

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Location technology company Skyhook Wireless  this week celebrated the coming of Black Friday this month by releasing one of those fancy multifaceted infographics that most of us have come to ignore. But this one caught my eye, and here's why.Tapping its location database, which advertisers and app developers exploit to optimize their content, Skyhook put together a colorful map of the United States that uses icons to highlight which sort of retailer has the highest presence per capita in each state. (Skyhook says "The goal was to uncover how population density impacts the presence of…
  • UC Berkeley, MIT and Stanford split $45M in cybersecurity policy research grants

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    The Hewlett Foundation has granted $15M apiece to the University of California at Berkeley, MIT and Stanford University to conduct cybersecurity policy research, bringing to $65 the total that the foundation has committed to such research over the next 5 years. According to the foundation, "The grants to MIT, Stanford, and UC Berkeley are intended to jump-start a new field of cyber policy analysis—generating a robust 'marketplace of ideas' about how best to enhance the trustworthiness of computer systems and appropriately balance rights of privacy, the need for data security, innovation,…
  • Bandwidth-hungry researchers gain 100G trans-Atlantic network connection

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    The pressure is on research networks to jack up bandwidth to support ridiculously fast supercomputers, and this week four of those networks will demo their new 100Gbps trans-Atlantic connection at the SuperComputing conference (SC14) in New Orleans.The redundant ANA-200G ring will support data transfer between North America (Internet2 in the United States and CANARIE in Canada) and Europe (NORDUnet in 5 Nordic countries and SURFnet in The Netherlands) at speeds previously obtainable only within continents.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The High Flying Week in Commercial Drones

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    [View the story "The Week in Commercial Drones" on Storify] To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Review

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    The crew at Neoseeker spent some quality time with the MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G video card and, from what I gathered from the review, it seems they really liked the card. After playing with the MSI GTX 980 GAMING 4G over the last week, I can't help but feel fully satisfied as a PC hardware enthusiast. First of all, the card looks stunning with a gamer oriented design and great build quality. The attention to detail shown by MSI in this Gaming TF5 series graphics card is quite impressive and translates into a piece of hardware that will complement any high-end gaming system build. Comments
  • [H]ard|OCP Week in Reviews

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Today is Friday and you know what that means! It is time once again for the [H]ard|OCP Week in Reviews! For anyone that might have missed them, we like to take a quick look back on the hardware evaluations and articles we posted earlier in the week. We kicked the week off with our evaluation of the In Win D-Frame Mini, followed by our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 SLI 4K and NV Surround Review. Finally, we wrapped things up with our Far Cry 4 Video Card Performance and IQ Preview.
  • FCC: Fear Of Lawsuits Is Holding Up Net Neutrality

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    How come I don't believe a word that comes out of this guy's mouth? "The big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out," the Chairman told reporters today. "We need to make sure that we have sustainable rules, and that starts with making sure that we have addressed the multiplicity of issues that comes along and are likely to be raised." In other words, the FCC's plans for an open internet need to be strong enough weather the legal ire of ISPs opposed Net Neutrality. Comments
  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Cases: BitFenix Prodigy M Color @ XtremeHardware ETC.: Cougar 700K Gaming Keyboard @ ocaholic thinksound On1 Headphones @ APH Networks Motherboards: Biostar A68N-5000 @ LanOC PSU: XFX XTS Series 1000W @ techPowerUP! Video: AOC 4K UHD 28" LCD @ NikKTech
  • Detekt: A New Malware Detection Tool

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is offering up a new malware detection tool that will help you find out if the government is spying on you. That's why we've joined together to support Detekt, a new malware detection tool developed by security researcher Claudio Guarnieri. Detekt is an easy-to-use, open source tool that allows users to check their Windows PCs for signs of infection by surveillance malware that we know is being used by government to spy on activists and journalists. Comments
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  • One small step for Robotkind

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    Take me to your re-charging unit Like many others I was constantly checking the BBC livefeed and ESA reports yesterday as Philae landed. My interest is twofold (well threefold, but we will get to that): - Firstly, exploration of space is always fascinating and who knows what we will learn from this (It's quite scary the number of people arguing this is a a waste of money!) - Secondly, it's another episode in the application of the advances in modern Robotics - and for a good, not a dystopian, outcome. The potential of robotics is well showcased here - the downside (surveillance by Philae's…

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:11 am
    Delville Wood* on the Somme, then & now - photo courtesy Somme Battlefield Tours Lest we forget. Especially now, when the world seems to be turning ominously into a replay of 1913. (*Lost 2 Great Uncles at Delviile Wood)
  • Smart socks for dumb smartphone users

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Two things on the Broadstuff Towers spike, both to so with putting a sock over your smartphone: Firstly, Yondr, for the text-addicted: Two weeks ago, I heard about a new company called Yondr that was making lightweight smartphone socks-with-locks that prevent the smartphone's user from accessing the device during a concert, movie, or party. ...... Preventing fans from accessing their phones during a show might seem like an extraordinary step, especially in tech-centric San Francisco. But even the most compulsive texters among us can say that they've seen That Person: the guy in front of you…
  • Asshole Density as a measure of Bubbles

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Fascinating article on Pando Daily about how the VC community has moved from funding high potential people to funding Assholes: Here’s the problem. Every venture capitalist, in every interview they’ve ever done will tell you the same casual lie: That they invest in people first and ideas second. They’ll tell you they invest only in people they’d want to work with. They’ll tell you that they have the luxury to say no to companies that don’t do things in line with the way they like to work, the way they like to treat people. You don’t have to look too far into this year’s…
  • Gartner's Predictions of New Trends

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    It's always fun to look at all the various predictions of the Next New Things (given they vary quite widely by predictor, by year - us being no exception). Anyway, here are Gartners for the next few years (abridged by Broadstuff) 1) By 2018, digital business will require 50 percent less business process workers and 500 percent more key digital business jobs, compared with traditional models. Near-Term Flag: By year-end 2016, 50 percent of digital transformation initiatives will be unmanageable due to lack of portfolio management skills, leading to a measurable negative lost market share. 2)…
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  • U.S Government Takes A Strong Stand Against Encryption

    Sharma Karan
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:06 am
    Consumer electronic giants Google and Apple have now introduced a new encryption technology in their smartphones in an attempt to protect the privacy of their users. This new encryption technology makes it almost impossible for external entities to access and decipher sensitive information, this includes picture, text messages and e-mails. While this may come as good news to users, the U.S Department Of Justice has taken a strong stand against this level of encryption. The DOJ has sent notice’s to Google and Apple regarding this tech. The DOJ argues that this encryption is a step in the…
  • India Post to Introduce Real-Time Package Tracking Facilities

    Sharma Karan
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    The Indian Post is the world’s largest postal network with 1.55 lakh registered post offices. In the recent past, the Indian post had faced a significant decline in terms of volume of business. This was primarily due to the Internet. The internet rendered the traditional concept of writing letters almost obsolete. However, the same internet has now created a business opportunity that has been valued at almost 9 billion dollars for the same sector it almost destroyed a few years ago. This opportunity has come in the form of “last mile” delivery for the booming e-commerce…
  • Asus ZenFone 6 Review : The Best Phablet Under Rs 20,000

    Sharma Karan
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
    Asus has entered the Indian market with the ZenFone series of smartphones aimed at different price segments. The phones are selling exclusively on Flipkart and Asus has got the pricing spot on. All the ZenFones share the same design language; their hardware and software are quite similar. The retail box design has been the same for the series and we like it. You have the charger with a detachable data cable, headset, some documentation and the handset. The build quality of the charger and headset is worth mentioning. The two pin charger is rated at 5.2v and 1.35Amps, and this charges the…
  • A Quick Look at Android 5.0 Lollipop Running on LG Nexus 5 [Video]

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    With every new version of Android, we have rising expectations of some different, perhaps new features. And, Google has surely lived upto the mark with the introduction of Android 5.0 Lollipop. When announced we were curious about these new features but are they to the par in efficiency. We had a chance to get our hands on LG Nexus 5 which got an OTA update of Android Lollipop. Here are some of the features which impressed us:- Notifications: To start off with, Google has made considerable changes to the Notification panel. The lock screen panel which previously used to have a unlock button…
  • WebOs: The Journey From Smartphones to TV’s

    Sharma Karan
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:21 am
    WebOS also know as LG WebOS or Open WebOS is a Linux-based operating system for smart TV’s and was formerly also a mobile phone operating system. The OS was conceptualized and created by Palm inc and was eventually sold to HP, who made it open source giving it the name Open WebOS. Currently, the platform belongs to LG electronics and is stylized as LG WebOS. WebOS has long been touted as the next stage in operating systems. The system is designed with a dependence on the internet, making it a completely web-centric operating system. It is an open source platform which is under…
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  • EU Parliament Wants To Break Up Google... Because It's Big & American Or Something

    Mike Masnick
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:39 pm
    On Friday, the Financial Times broke the story that the European Parliament is going to call for breaking up Google. Of course, the European Parliament can't actually do that, but it appears designed to put pressure on the EU Commission, which has been talking about antitrust actions against Google for quite some time. While it had looked like there was a settlement earlier this year, those plans more or less appeared to fall apart. Just recently, we wrote about efforts to force Google to change some of its search results in Europe -- and noted how problematic it gets when governments start…
  • Senators Hoping To Keep CIA From Destroying Most Of Its Employees' Emails

    Tim Cushing
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:27 pm
    The CIA and Senate have found more to fight about. With the "Torture Report" mostly in the hands of the White House at this point, the two are now battling over the CIA's planned alterations to its email retention policies. Key senators are pushing back against a CIA plan to destroy older emails of “non-senior” agency officials. The heads of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday sent a letter opposing the proposal, under which only the highest ranking CIA workers would have their email correspondence permanently saved. The plan “could allow the destruction of…
  • DailyDirt: The Legal Definition Of What You're Eating...

    Michael Ho
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There are some bizarre legal definitions for common foods. For example, we've seen that the definition of a sandwich was under dispute because a burrito place was encroaching on a sandwich shop in a shopping mall food court. That case decided that a burrito was not a sandwich, but food experts don't all agree on that point. Here are a few other cases of defining some foods legally and not with your gut. Unilever is suing a vegan "mayo" company because it doesn't use eggs in its product. The startup Hampton Creek may be benefiting from some publicity here, and its "Just Mayo" mayonnaise-like…
  • Bludgeoned And Bleeding, Aereo Finally Files For Bankruptcy

    Karl Bode
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    For a moment there, streaming video operator Aereo put on a brave face that it could continue despite last June's Supreme Court ruling against the company. While some interpretations of that ruling seemed to suggest that Aereo could be considered a cable company if it was willing to pay retransmission fees and effectively function as a delayed DVR service, those dreams were dashed in an October ruling that granted a pretty broad injunction by broadcasters. Judge Alison Nathan effectively stated at the time that Aereo should go ahead and die as the Supreme Court intended, and stop with all the…
  • Ireland Asks EU To Support Microsoft In Legal Battle Involving Competing Jurisdictions

    Glyn Moody
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Techdirt has been following the extremely important case where a US magistrate judge ruled that Microsoft had to comply with a warrant asking for data held on servers in Dublin. Clearly, if this stands, it will have big implications for cloud computing -- and a massive negative impact on US businesses trying to sell such services around the world. For that reason, Microsoft has been fighting back in the courts, so far unsuccessfully. Now there's been an interesting development on the other side of the Atlantic, where Ireland's Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection has written to…
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  • Meatgasm is alive! (Again)

    C.K. Sample III
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    I’m so happy! The domain that I used to own and which a domain squatter had been sitting on for half a decade freed up again and I got it back. Head over to Meatgasm to follow all my foodie meat / antivegetarianism posts!
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    C.K. Sample III
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    The last time I shaved was the morning of my father’s funeral, which was a month ago. I wanted to have a physical sign of my mourning. Originally I thought to shave my head, but the first thing that Dad said to me when I first arrived in the hospital to see him before he passed was “C.K., your hair is beautiful!” I decided to grow a mourning beard and give it at least a month. It’s been a month, and as you can see, I’m not genetically inclined to grow a beard. Or at least not quickly. It’s actually on the verge of becoming a real beard, and I’m not…
  • I haven’t given up on blogging and neither should you

    C.K. Sample III
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    I’ve just been really, really, incredibly busy. I see other people giving up on blogging. Like Scoble today, who is most likely doing it for a stunt, like he’s done before with Google+ and Posterous (or as I like to call them, dying and dead). It’s a stupid move. The only reason I post as much to twitter as I do is because I have a backup of all that data here on this blog. This is my space. It’s my corner of the Internet that I have full control over. It’s not some other company owning everything I post. That’s important. Since we all first started…
  • I used to blog

    C.K. Sample III
    1 Jan 2014 | 7:24 pm
    I don’t really do much blogging anymore. 2013 was sparse. 15 posts. I use Twitter and Flickr more than anything else. I archive all that here too, via the Lifestream section of the site, so if Twitter dies, I still have a copy of all the ephemera I’ve tweeted.UPDATE: Well, turds. It appears my tweets stopped being archived in here in early June. That. Sucks. ANOTHER UPDATE: Whew! Duplicate tweets stored here. I used to be a professional blogger. Now I’m a professional who only occasionally blogs. Odd. Anyway, it’s just something I’ve thought about a few times…
  • Innotech 2013: Resetting Your Mobile Strategy for Convergence in 2014 #mobilesociety

    C.K. Sample III
    16 Oct 2013 | 9:22 am
    I just finished giving a presentation to a room of about 30 people at Innotech 2013. The slideshow for the presentation are above, and we shot video of the event, which I will post later after it is edited, uploaded etc. UPDATE: Here’s some video of my talk:
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionThe Future of Backup as a Data Protection StrategyCitrix NetScaler: A Powerful Defense against Denial of Service AttacksDetecting Heartbleed With RSA Security AnalyticsRequest Free!
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    23 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersHow Mobile Management Services Fill a Critical Security NeedThe ABCs of Mobile Device ManagementMobile Login Best PracticesRequest Free!
  • A Crossroads for Windows XP Users: Windows 7 or Windows 8?

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
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    1 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Over the past several years, Microsoft has reinvented its enterprise technologies in its push toward the cloud. Windows 8 is a key part of making Microsoft customers and devices cloud-ready for the next generation of technology. With Microsoft cloud services such as Office 365, Office Web Apps, and SkyDrive, Windows 8 may now become a crucial part of how your organization can effectively leverage cloud-based technologies and applications for end users.Request Free!
  • Resolving Issues When Creating a Cisco UCS Service Profile

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Stateless computing in Cisco Unified Computing Solution (UCS) is implemented with an XML-based software feature called a service profile. In the event of disaster recovery, the amount of time to restore the server to its identical former condition is dramatically reduced with service profiles. Service profiles contain virtually all possible hardware settings of a server, which can be applied, modified, or moved to a different blade. While service profiles contain enormous power and flexibility over the hardware features presented to the bare metal Operating System (OS), there are several…
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  • The Essentials of Online Marketing - Free Kit

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:20 am
    The Essentials of Online Marketing, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Online Marketing related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Online Marketing research:Industry Report: 2014 Global Email SurveyThe Modern Marketer's Guide to Getting the Most Out of VideoThe Digital Marketing Agency's Guide to Call TrackingThe Rules of Engagement on FacebookRequest Free!
  • Five Signs QuickBooks is Failing Your Business

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:20 am
    The business process inefficiencies caused by running a fast-growing business on limited bookkeeping software, and the hard benefits that businesses have experienced by making the jump from QuickBooks to a complete web-based business management software suite.Request Free!
  • Best Windows 8.1 Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    When it comes to Web browsing on your Windows 8 tablet, chances are you’ve already picked your favorite browser for the job. But you might be missing out. The best browsers can enhance your surfing experience with fast speeds, comprehensive standards support and intuitive navigation. We put the three leading browsers for Windows 8′s “Metro” mode — Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer — to the test to see which one will serve you best. With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments…
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    11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Still using the stock Android browser? You’re missing out. Android users can choose from a plethora of browsers, bringing a richer mobile Web experience to your smartphone or tablet. We considered Android’s top third-party browsers, Firefox and Opera, along with relative underdog Dolphin, then tested and compared them to Chrome to see which one deserves to be the default choice on your smartphone. With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.Request Free!
  • Forrester Market Overview: Hosted Collaboration Services Providers

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sixty-five percent of IT leaders Forrester recently surveyed said they are interested in or already using software-as-a-service (SaaS) for some portion of their collaboration technology portfolio. But many IT leaders — particularly those at very large organizations — are unsure whether standardized SaaS offerings from Google and Microsoft provide the flexibility they need. These concerns shouldn't prevent CIOs from moving collaboration tools off-premises. We find a burgeoning services sector that can deliver highly customized messaging, teaming, and real-time communication services for…
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  • Here Are Your 2014 Black Friday Opening Hours, Presented Without Judgment

    Chip Chick Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Look, if Thanksgiving isn’t your thing, that’s alright. Plenty of viable reasons to not be a fan of Thanksgiving, so if you want to dive into the 2014 Black Friday madness early, you do you. CouponSherpa has put together a list of store opening times for Black Friday this year, and, as has been the trend, there are a lot of stores getting things started on the evening of Thanksgiving, so you can get your shopping marathon started a half day early. If you want to go spend the latter half of Turkey Day doing your part to literally bust doors during doorbuster sales, you go have…
  • iPhone 6 Cases Get the UglyDoll Treatment

    Chip Chick Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Earlier this year, we heard about a new partnership between caseable and Uglydoll to produce iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases at launch. Turns out that deal wasn’t exclusive—Uglydoll is now bringing new designs to Uncommon, another custom case seller. There are dozens of designs to choose from in the collection, which includes iPad, iPhone 4/4S, and iPhone 5/5S cases in addition to iPhone 6/6 Plus cases. Designs include cookies, Wage, and Uglydoll Batman and Superman. All things considered, that’s a pretty solid little lineup. These perfectly imperfect cases are available now directly…
  • FreeTone Offers Free Calling and SMS Service Within the United States

    Chance Kinney
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    TextMe, an ad-supported calling and texting app, is rebranding its Go TextMe International app as FreeTone, a service that will allow you to send and receive calls and SMS messages to and from United States phone numbers for free. There are a few caveats, but if you can stomach them, FreeTone looks like a good way to cut out texting and minutes from your wireless bill while avoiding even the small per minute costs of other VoIP services like Skype. Using FreeTone, you can send and receive calls, SMS messages (including group chats), and voice chats, so it’s an all-in-one communications…
  • eBay Holiday Collective is Back With Power Packs Designed by Badgley Mischka and Nicole Miller

    Chip Chick Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    The eBay Holiday Collective is an annual collaboration between eBay and top fashion designers to sell stylish takes on everyday gadgets. Last year we got designer USB bracelets, and this year, we’re getting designer power packs that will provide a little extra battery life to your mobile devices. Badgley Mischka, Nicole Miller, Pamela Love, Suno, Thakoon, and Trina Turk have all designed one power pack each, which are on sale now exclusively on eBay. The power packs have two USB ports and a Micro USB port, and each feature unique designs from one of the six designers, including a…
  • Fitness Trackers to Feel the Heat From Smartclothes as Soon as Next Year

    Chance Kinney
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    We already learned from Web Summit that there are more than a few in the industry who think that fitness trackers won’t survive the advent of the smartwatch. Now, some analysts are saying that the fitness tracker is going to have even more formidable competition as soon as next year—smartclothes. A Guardian report cited Gartner analysts who say that smartclothes—the technology of fitness trackers woven into garments—are set to become the newest wearable trend, with moderate growth expected in 2015 before an explosion in production in 2016. Smartclothes are already a reality, which…
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  • 5 Apps You Need to Be Weary of as a Parent.

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    Most teens have the world at their finger tips.     Everyday 100 different apps make their way into respective app stores. with the world at their finger tips, children can easily access any sort of information via any app they choose to download. However as a parent, this is a bit of a concern, as some children, who in pursuit of more information, stumble across the underbelly of the internet, which is home to several malevolent entities.   Here are 5 apps that you should be weary of, as a parent:   KIK MESSENGER: The App allows kids to send private messages that their…
  • The Digital Boom.

    7 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    Technology has changed lives across the world.   The world is not what it once was. It is ever changing, evolving, a leviathan of information, growing in stature , leaving its imprint on everything it touches in its wake. Gone are the days of slow dial up connections and phone modems. Gone are those days where one would have to wait anxiously in queues to catch the latest films or match. Everything has gone digital and this explosion of information has changed the way the game has been played, forever. And its this massive shift that’s left parents of the current generation in a…
  • VMware to Continue vCloud Air Global Expansion with New Service Location in Australia

    Pawan Dhl
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    SYDNEY and PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014 – VMware (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that it will extend VMware vCloud® Air™ (previously VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™) to Australia. Complementing the VMware vCloud Air Network™ of service provider options, the new Australian service location will provide customers with a hybrid cloud option operated by VMware that addresses local compliance and data protection concerns. The service is expected to be available in Australia in the first half of 2015.   Additionally, the…

    Pawan Dhl
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:22 am
    November 6th Mumbai: Anchor Electricals (A Panasonic Group Company), today announced the launch of its new professional LED lighting solutions for its consumers. The latest offerings from the house of Anchor offer reliable lighting solutions for all kinds of commercial, retail and hospitality sectors. With the launch of this range of solutions, the company is aiming at tapping lucrative opportunities present in the solutions business. Along with an already established expanding residential LED luminaire portfolio, the company aims at growing its presence as a lighting solutions provider.

    Pawan Dhl
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:16 am
    New Delhi, 5th November, 2014: Delivering on its commitment to constantly innovate, Panasonic India today unveiled its latest smartphone- P55. The company has been introducing new & unique design elements with every new smartphone, and this time has proved new grounds with the launch of P55. Its unique tile patterned back cover gives the phablet a premium & elegant look while keeping the thickness to just 7.9mm making it a delight to use. The P55 is the latest addition to its phablet line-up, having a 13.9cm (5.5) IPS HD display, and a Quad Core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It runs…
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  • Sevim Free Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    Sevim is a free template for Blogger that you can use with any niche you prefer. Its cool aqua-on-black color scheme provides an unusual yet stunning look for your site, which is guaranteed to capture your audience’s attention and keep it. It features a slideshow of your latest and best images, plus images of your latest posts at the home page. It has a 2-column layout and right sidebar with which you can maximize real estate without compromising visual impact. It’s also optimized for ads and social bookmarking, so you can monetize your site with ease, and share your content…
  • Hash Movie Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:31 am
    Movie buffs will love your blog if you use Hash Movie Blogger template. It’s specially designed for movies, movie posters, movie trailers, movie reviews, videos, and video playlists. Its 4-column layout allows you to maximize your content display, which also lets you display ads, with plenty of space left over for other relevant links, images, and buttons. It supports several social media buttons so your readers can easily share your content to a wider range of networks. Hash Movie Blogger template can be downloaded for free, but you’ll get video playlist functions and other…
  • Picker Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    Sometimes all you need is simplicity in form and function when picking the right blog template for you. If you’re using Blogger, then Picker Responsive Blogger template may be just the right choice. Although it looks simple, Picker offers a lot in terms of function and versatility. You can use it for any type of blog niche, be it personal, gallery, business, or professional. Whatever niche you choose to use this template with, you can be guaranteed that your content will be displayed elegantly. Picker’s key features include: Responsive Design Custom Widgets Browser Compatibility…
  • Engaged Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Engaged template for Blogger has a bold design that will beautifully reflect its user’s personality. With plenty of great features and functions, this template can be easily adapted towards several blog niches, such as magazine, personal, writing, journaling, and news. True to its name. Engaged will keep your visitors and readers engaged for a long time, thanks to the plethora of content that it can showcase. At the very least, you’ll find plenty of visual treats and interesting material to browse through in its homepage. Whatever niche you may be blogging about, you’re sure…
  • 8 Halloween-Themed Templates for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    ‘Tis the season for death and destruction, ghouls and goblins, spookies and scaries, and what better way is there to get into the festively freakish (or freakishly festive) mood than by tweaking your blog’s template to go along with the season, right? Here we’ve got a number of free and premium Halloween-inspired Blogger templates for you to choose from. Enjoy! Spellbound Halloween Template (Free) Demo | Download Greyskull Halloween Design ($10.50) Demo | Download Spider Template (Free) Demo | Download Zombie Apocalypse ($17.50) Demo | Download Pumpkin Template (Free) Demo |…
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  • OnePlus One to Launch in India Soon, to be Amazon Exclusive

    Raju PP
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:40 pm
    OnePlus, the new Chinese Android OEM is all set to launch its One smartphone in India, much like we had reported last month. And it seems that the phone will be sold exclusively online on Amazon. And before you ask, we should tell you that it will still be invite based. OnePlus has posted a contest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Pantelligent Smart Frying Pan Lets you Control the Temperature with your Smartphone

    Radu Tyrsina
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Pretty much all the devices in our homes are becoming smarter and smarter, and now it seems that it is the turn of the mundane frying pan. Pantelligent is a smart frying pan that is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter. The pan can monitor the temperature and communicate with your smartphone,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google Contributor Program Allows You to Pay to Hide Ads on Websites

    Radu Tyrsina
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    Not everybody loves ads, but that’s how almost all web publishers manage to survive and make a profit. And that’s how Google has managed to make billions of dollars so far. But now the search giant is taking a different approach with the new Google Contributor Program. So, instead of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Meizu MX4 Pro May be an iPhone 6 Clone But it Has Great Features

    Radu Tyrsina
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:33 am
    Apple’s new iPhones and iPads sport a really attractive design, and it seems that the best confirmation doesn’t come from consumers, but from other companies. We’ve seen Nokia announce a few days ago their first Android tablet, the N1, which was basically an iPad Mini 3 clone and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • No More ‘Free’ Apps on the App Store as Apple Relabels them as ‘Get’

    Radu Tyrsina
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Apple has made a minor, but somewhat significant change to how its apps are being displayed on the iTunes and Mac App Store. Apps that have been previously labeled as ‘FREE’ can now be downloaded by pressing on the ‘GET’ download button. As it turns out, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • We’ve Been Ranked Among Top Indian App Developers 2014 by AppIndex!

    C.R. Venkatesh
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    We are happy to announce that we have been featured in AppIndex’s Directory of Top Indian App Developer Agencies for 2014. AppIndex’s curated list aggregates leading mobile app creators in India and their details, making it easy to locate reputed and reliable firms in the app development space. In addition to helping us stand out in an ocean of competition, our listing in AppIndex helps buyers with a specific need reach us easily. It also helps them find, compare and zero-in on service providers based on criteria such as geographic location and budget.
  • What’s New in iOS 8? [Infographic]

    C.R. Venkatesh
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    We’ve released an infographic detailing the highlights of iOS 8 for developers, marketers, as well as users. What’s New in iOS 8, the 12th infographic in our series, has been designed to provide a better understanding of the new offerings within the OS. The infographic focuses on the APIs that are sure to guide the next generation of iPhone and iPad apps. These game-changing APIs will allow developers to create more engaging apps, and also more customized and smoother experiences for users. We have also included a section that draws attention to the major changes in the iTunes App…
  • Meet us @ The Global App Summit 2014 in Dubai!

    C.R. Venkatesh
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    We are pleased to announce that we will be participating in The Global App Summit (TGAS) 2014, the largest lifestyle and technology event of the Middle East, which will be held on the 1st and 2nd of October, 2014 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. DCI is one among the 75 premium exhibitors from across the globe taking part in the expo to showcase its innovations in the mobile app space. We would like to take this opportunity to meet you personally, share ideas and collaborate. Drop by at Stall #23 and say hello!
  • DCI Featured in CIO Review Magazine!

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    We are proud to announce that DCI has been featured in the August 2014 issue of CIO Review, a technology magazine. The article, ‘Rendering Customized, Scalable and Cost Effective Solutions’, details DCI’s history and growth to date, the organization’s working, and its go-to-market strategy. It offers a glimpse into DCI’s groundbreaking Android app, Cash On Apps, which pioneers a new way for people to discover terrific apps and games, while earning mobile credits as incentives. It also highlights CEO Venkatesh’s experience, and the ebullient leadership that he…
  • How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App [E-Book]

    C.R. Venkatesh
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    We are thrilled to announce the launch of our e-book, How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App, which provides developers with valuable information and guidelines for success in the app marketplace. Developers are aware that the app market is saturated with millions of apps, and standing out from the lot to gain the attention of gamers can take quite an effort. Our new e-book explores the entire process of developing and marketing a gaming app, from concept to post-launch follow-up, and highlights the best ways to gain visibility and traction in the app market. The potential of any…
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  • NetBSD launches stability updates

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    The NetBSD project has announced two important stability updates for its highly portable operating system. The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 5.1.5, the fifth security/bugfix update of the NetBSD 5.1 release branch, and NetBSD 5.2.3, the third security/bugfix update of the NetBSD 5.2 release branch. They represent a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons, and if you are running a prior release of either branch, we strongly suggest that you update to one of these releases. Details on the two updated branches of NetBSD can be found in the…
  • Quartz OS aims to bring Material Design to the desktop

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
    Quartz OS aims to build a new operating system based on Linux, with a user interface built on Qt and designed according to Google's Material Design guidelines. We plan to develop the desktop shell and applications primarily using Qt 5 and QML, which will allow us to build highly polished and dynamic user interfaces and will work well for implementing Material Design. If possible, we will build the desktop shell in as much QML as possible built on top of the QtCompositor API, which provides a Qt framework for building a Wayland compositor. As for the base system, they're still not sure if…
  • Adobe's got Photoshop running in Chrome

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Using Photoshop usually requires lugging a typically cumbersome, expensive computer around, and changing that experience has been the dream of many creatives for years. As we found out back in September, it's a problem that Adobe has been actively working with Google to solve. The two companies have been working together for almost two years to bring Photoshop to the browser, and they finally have a working version called Photoshop Streaming that they're letting educational institutions apply to test over the next six months. Yesterday, I got a look at it in action when Adobe's director of…
  • How to add a dedicated number row to the Android keyboard

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    Here's one of those things that's been around for a little bit, but well hidden. If you're a fan of the stock Google keyboard but would love to have a dedicated number row - particularly given the size of many of today's smartphones - you can do it. It's not just an Android 5.0 Lollipop feature, so you're able to do this on the Nexus 6 or LG G3 or HTC One or whatever. You will, however, have to do a little digging in the keyboard settings. One of those little tips that can really make your phone better.
  • Haiku progress update towards beta 1

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    This week I continued work on moving Beta1 forward, fixing some important and less important bugs. To make things clear about what to expect in the upcoming weeks, I will spend more time on Beta1 tasks, but I'll also continue working on WebKit. However, my work there will focus on fixing bugs, rather than adding new features. Haiku gives some insights into recent progress towards the first beta release. Definitely worth a read if you want to keep up with how far along they are.
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  • HP Envy 15 x360 Review

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:15 am
    The introduction of Windows 8, the emergence of touchscreens and the increasing efficiency of components have helped laptops get thinner and lighter, and they’re also behind the growth of hybrids – machines designed for use as both notebooks and tablets. The HP Envy 15 x360 (model 15-u000na) is one such system. It flips between laptop […]
  • Alienware Alpha PC Gaming Console

    Brian Mitchell
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Alienware is officially shipping its revolutionary Alpha gaming console, which combines the ease of a console with the freedom of a Windows 8.1 PC. At the heart of the Alienware Alpha’s performance is the GPU from NVIDIA, which maximizes gaming performance while carefully balancing the thermal envelope and power utilization. Leveraging the NVIDIA GeForce GTX […]
  • Essence DPA-440 Class D Amplifier

    Brian Mitchell
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Essence just released the DPA-440 Class D Digital Audio Power Amplifier, which is being billed as the killer amp for audiophiles. This $1300 amplifier uses the latest Class D topology to provide a highly efficient and nearly ideal amplifier with distortion below measurement, ultra-high damping factor, and unconditional stability with any speaker. By using the […]
  • Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H2 On-Ear Headphones

    Brian Mitchell
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen just released the ultra flexible BeoPlay H2 on-ear headphones for $200, which claim to be very comfortable and acoustically fine-tuned for a life on the move. They feature acclaimed Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound that gives you an honest, powerful and passionate sound experience. The company says, you’ll get […]
  • Yamaha YSP-2500 Review

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Can a single sound bar truly replace 5 or more surround speakers? The new Yamaha YSP-2500 features the same sound projector technology that is used to create true discrete surround channels from a single sound bar and wireless sub as Yamaha’s more costly models. At about $1,000, does it hold up to it’s more costly […]
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  • In Europe, a Resolution to Break Up Google

    By James Kanter
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    The nonbinding resolution could increase pressure on Europe's the competition commissioner to bring formal charges against Google.
  • F.C.C. Chairman Says Agency Will Not Rush Net Neutrality Rules

    By Edward Wyatt
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    The chairman, Tom Wheeler, said he had not spoken with President Obama since the president publicly urged the F.C.C. to reclassify broadband Internet access as a utility.
  • Google Experimenting With Removing Ads for a Fee

    By Conor Dougherty
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Google started experimenting with a new way to let users contribute to websites in exchange for fewer ads.
  • Daily Report: Nintendo, Seeking a New Sales Hit, Releases Amiibo Figurines

    By The New York Times
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    On Friday, Nintendo will release two products. One, the video game Super Smash Bros., follows the company’s traditional strategy of updating a top-selling franchise for a next-generation console. But the other release, a collection of toy figurines that will interact with the game, brings the company into an already flourishing market — one that allows it to take more advantage of popular characters like Mario and Luigi.
  • Malicious Software Said to Spread on Android Phones

    By Nicole Perlroth
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    Lookout, a security company, says it has been tracking malware that over the last two years has become more sophisticated as it hit millions of devices.
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  • [Exclusive] Wazzmedia 6 Months Premium Access For Free : Unblock regional video and audio restrictions with ease

    Deepesh Agarwal
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:26 am
    As we all know, there are lots of websites on internet that are geographically restricted, for example there is Netflix with lots of movies and TV shows that is available only in few countries. Wazzmedia creators live in country where Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and any other website similar to those three are restricted. And a lot of us know that feeling when you try vpn tunnels or proxy server, that simply isn't fast enough to stream this media content without buffering or high quality experience. So Wazzmedia was born. It is a simple Chrome/Firefox extension that sorts traffic and does it very…
  • Let's Encrypt - Free, Automated, and Open SSL Certification Service

    Deepesh Agarwal
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    With so much of personal and sensitive information flowing through internet which can be easily tapped into, end-to-end encryption should be the default mode of online communication. But to achieve that website owners not only need to purchase SSL certificates from verified registry's but also have to install(takes 2-3 hours), and manage them which makes them keep using HTTP instead of HTTPS. Let’s Encrypt is all set to change that, the new "free certificate authority" lets everyone be up and running with basic server certificates for their domains through a simple one-click process. Backed…
  • Easy Screen Capture And Annotation - Giveaway Of 10 Licenses Worth $300

    Deepesh Agarwal
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:26 am
    Due to the huge interest in the past for the products provided by MindGems Inc., Megaleecher is once again organizing a giveaway. This time we provide 10 licenses worth $300 for Easy Screen Capture And Annotation. Easy Screen Capture And Annotation is a powerful utility for creating and editing screen captures. The tool can capture and annotate any part of the screen. It provides many annotation objects like callouts, arrows, highlights and others that will help to clarify the captured content. There are also effects like pixelize and blur that can be used to hide sensitive information. It…
  • [Video] Facebook Introduces "Say Thanks" Feature

    Deepesh Agarwal
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    Facebook is rolling out its new Say Thanks feature, the new feature allows users to create personalized video cards for their friends with just a few clicks. The best part is, all one needs to do is to pick a theme and select which memories (photos and posts from Timeline) they want to be used in the video, once previewed the user simply clicks the "share" button and the final video gets posted on their timeline with friend getting automatically tagged and the video showing up on his or her timeline.
  • Mozilla Finally Brings Multi-process And 64-bit Firefox

    Deepesh Agarwal
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    As blogged earlier after Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, our beloved Firefox web-browser is also coming with multi-process support. To make things even sweeter Mozilla has also announced an official 64bit version of the web-browser for Windows OS, although this was unofficially available as Waterfox.
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  • A Clearer View of the Future of Google Glass

    Rex Hammock
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    (See Update) November 14, 2014, via Reuters: Of 16 Glass app makers contacted by Reuters, nine said that they had stopped work on their projects or abandoned them, mostly because of the lack of customers or limitations of the device. Three more have switched to developing for business, leaving behind consumer projects. Last year, I observed in a post–one that included an email exchange  with Don Norman of Nielson-Norman and author of The Design of Everyday Things–that I believed the product release of Google Glass was bungled by Google. As much as I’m a fan and customer of…
  • For Long Time Readers of RexBlog, a Flying Car Video

    Rex Hammock
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:26 pm
    First: A Flashback to the year 2006 when I blogged all year about stories I’d see regarding flying cars. The truth is, you could pick out any year and read just as many articles about people who are going to start having a commercial version of a flying car next July. For some reason, next July is always far enough in the future so reporters will forget to check back in. Anyway, I just saw this and thought it was too 2006 to pass up. At least they didn’t claim it would be available next July. Related posts: The flying car I don’t expect to see anytime soon (but I keep…
  • Review: The Podcast “Serial”

    Rex Hammock
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    This is the post where I am officially joining the quickly-expanding fan club of Serial (Website | iTunes), the new audio podcast spin-off from Ira Glass’s public radio program, This American Life. It joins Chicago’s WBEZ’s incredible lineup of podcasts that are setting a high standard for the production and distribution of media that are opening eyes (but more importantly, ears) for a coming revival of audio programming unmatched since the golden age of radio (which I’m not old enough to recall personally, despite rumors to the contrary). Unlike This American…
  • Top Ten List of Reasons to Ignore Top 10 List Blog Posts

    Rex Hammock
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Here are the top ten reasons to avoid blog posts that are top ten lists. They are boring and repetitive.. They are obvious. No one reads past #3. So bloggers make up stuff from 5-10. Moses. Now there was a great list writer. A grocery shopping list is good to have. A grocery shopping list is good to have. Did you notice #7 repeated #6? No one else noticed it. They are boring and repetitive. Related posts: Scoble’s A-List Top one list of list-thing I always look forward to this time of year Lists of blog lists
  • When Responsive Design Meets SEO Headline Writing

    Rex Hammock
    1 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    In the olden days of print, there was a term called “orphan ” that referred to a headline or paragraph with a lonely word dangling on a line by itself. The copy editor would rewrite it “to get rid of the orphan.” (For a discussion of widows and orphans, see: Today, when we all read our news on various size screens on sites with “responsive design,” the headline length is not measured by “size” but by its relationship to the width of a container that I’ll just call “a column” (i.e., 100% of…
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  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.1.1 (build 12B435, build 12B436) includes many bug fixes and general performance enhancements to improve the overall stability of iOS 8. As said earlier, iOS 8.1.1 update is mostly about bug fixes and stability enhancements. It includes performance enhancements for old iOS devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4s). If your iOS device is running iOS, you can download iOS 8.1.1 either via OTA (Over The Air) or using iTunes. If you are an advance user, you can use the IPSW file (links at the end of this post) to update…
  • Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 39 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 39.0.2171.65. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web browser. The fixes and improvements includes 64-bit support for Mac, a number of new apps/extension APIs, lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance. If you are a Google Chrome user, the web browser should download the update and install it automatically. Tip! Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. You…
  • Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security updates. According to the change log, some major bugs like WiFi reliability issues, Mail app problems, Time Machine backup issues are fixed with this update. If you are running OS X Yosemite, you should download and install OS X 10.10.1 update. If you have set your Mac to install updates automatically, your Mac must have already updated. If you want to…
  • Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    SK Mezanul Haque
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The world is progressing towards “everything on cloud” phase, making web browsers the most used application for anyone and everyone. It now doesn’t matter much which platform you are using. Be it Windows, OS X, Linux or cloud based operating system such as Chromium, you always need a web browser to access the Internet. The omnipresent presence of web browsers in our day-to-day life has made it such, we never give it a second thought. Anyone accessed the world-wide web ever is already familiar with web browsers. Popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,…
  • Download Firefox 33.1 Update, Features Forget Button, Enhanced Tiles, Privacy Tour, DuckDuckGo Search

    SK Mezanul Haque
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Mozilla has released the latest update of Firefox web browser. Firefox 33.1. Along with the update Mozilla added four new features (listed below). If you are a Firefox web browser user it should have automatically updated itself. For automatic updates you need to have Mozilla Maintenance installed. If you like to update Firefox manually, click on the Open Menu button, then on the Question mark icon button. It will opening the About dialog box from the Help menu in the web browser. Firefox Update: What’s New? New Forget Button added Enhanced Tiles Privacy tour introduced Adding…
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  • Who Tweeted It First on Twitter?

    Amit Agarwal
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    Twitter has recently opened up their archives making it possible for anyone to search the entire Twitter database ever since the first tweet was published in 2006. This time-sorted archive of billions to tweets will be extremely helpful for research and more so when you are trying to find out who broke the news first on Twitter or who the original source of a quote is. To give you an example, if you want to know who said something first on Twitter, say the iPhone, you can head to Twitter’s advanced search, choose a range of dates and dig through the old tweets. If a match is found, you…
  • Get Daily Email Reports of your Google Drive Activity

    Amit Agarwal
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The Google Drive website includes an Activity Stream to help you monitor changes to the various files and folders contained in your Drive. Whether you upload a file, move a file from one folder to another or change the sharing permissions, your actions will get logged. This is especially useful for users who have shared files in their Drive that can be edited by external users. The Activity Stream is however not available inside mobile apps and you’d have to log into the Google Drive website website daily to see what files and folders have changed recently. Know What’s Changed in…
  • How to Tell if Google Considers your Website as Mobile Friendly

    Amit Agarwal
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    You can no longer afford to not have a mobile-friendly website that isn’t readable or usable on a mobile phone. That’s because Google is now clearly marking websites (screenshot) in mobile search results that it considers mobile friendly and if that tag isn’t getting displayed around your content, your website may see a drop in mobile traffic. Responsive design is definitely the way to go but will that be enough. How do you confirm if your web pages are considered mobile friendly by Google? There are quite a few options. One, you can do a search in Google on…
  • The Best Websites to Learn Coding Online

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    The Learn to Code movement, with the backing of the likes of Obama and Bill Gates, is picking up momentum worldwide and that is actually a very good thing as even basic programming skills can have a major impact. If you can teach yourself how to write code, you will gain a competitive edge over your peers, you can think more algorithmically and thus can tackle problems more efficiently. Don’t just download the latest app, help redesign it. Don’t just play on your phone, program it. — Obama. There’s no reason why shouldn’t know the basics of coding. You can automate…
  • Add the Same File to Multiple Folders in Google Drive without Copying

    Amit Agarwal
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Gmail works around tags (or labels) and any email message can belong to one or more tags. Google Drive however uses folders instead of tags and thus any file, or folder, can have exactly one parent folder. For instance, if you have uploaded a presentation file in FolderA, it can’t simultaneously exist in FolderB. Right? Not really. You will be pleasantly surprised to know, at least I was, that Google Drive does allow you to place any file inside one or more folders without you having to create multiple copies of that file. This makes organization easier and if you edit this file inside…
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  • Far Cry 4 review: The most thrilling deja vu experience you'll ever play

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    "An eagle!" my soldier yells. "Look out! Help me!" My men, who I've seen stand fast in the face of overwhelming machine gun fire, are scattering because of a dive-bombing bird. The eagle circles overhead, taunting me before swooping down and raking its claws across my arm.Just as I start to recover, an enemy patrol drives by and spots us shooting into the air. They decide to join the party, aiming at us briefly before a rhinoceros slams into their truck and throws them over a cliff.And that's when the mortar fire starts raining down on our heads. Aimed at me? Aimed at my fellow soldiers?
  • Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    When Microsoft released a critical update for multiple versions of Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several releases of the Windows client OS, including even the technical preview for Windows 10.It was critical to get the patch out for Windows Server: An exploit affecting Windows Server 2008 R2 and earlier versions has already been detected, and Windows Server 2012 and later releases are vulnerable to a related but more difficult attack.But the vulnerability isn’t present in the desktop versions of Windows. In Windows Server, the flaw allows attackers to employ the…
  • Prices for 4K monitors sink below $500

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below US$500, bringing them within the reach of cost conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays.The prices have been falling steadily from $700 or more earlier this year. 4K monitors are available from Samsung, Sharp, Dell, Asus, Acer, Monoprice and small vendors.4K gives a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, or four times deeper than conventional 1080p resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.Dell is selling its 28 Ultra HD P2815Q monitor for $449.99, down from $699.99 when the product started shipping earlier this year. Newegg is selling 28-inch monitors…
  • Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    The amount still depends on Apple losing an appeal on another ruling
  • Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up Google

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Members of the European Parliament are readying a motion calling for the break-up of Google, by separating its search engine functionality from other commercial services, according to news reports.A draft resolution calling for the break-up should be finalized early next week, with a vote potentially on Thursday, according to a report from The Financial Times. While the European Parliament has no formal power to break up the company, a vote to split Google could put pressure on the European Commission, the EU’s executive body.The motion is backed by several German politicians and by the…
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  • Tackling Cassandra Data Integration

    Brad Wright
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    NoSQL databases are all the rage these days. A recent article by Matt Asay at InfoWorld argues that though Hadoop gets all of the credit for big data’s popularity, it’s actually NoSQL databases that are more often deployed. In fact, “while shopping for a Hadoop vendor is relatively straightforward, picking a NoSQL database is anything but. There are, after all, in excess of 100 NoSQL databases.” Matt lists MongoDB, HBase and Cassandra as three NoSQL databases to watch. If you’re a longtime Data Connections blog reader, you know that we’ve developed relationships with a number of…
  • VoltDB and the Power of Optimized Data Access

    Jeff Reser
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    VoltDB is an in-memory scale-out SQL database built to power the next generation of streaming data applications, including recommendation engines, sensor applications like smart-grid power systems, telco policy and billing, real-time digital advertising platforms, click stream processing, auditing of market data orders, and risk management and fraud detection. As highlighted in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, it is evident that VoltDB is one of rising stars in the constellation of ultra high-performance and highly scalable databases – using…
  • Lightning Strikes with Fast Data Access at Salesforce’s New York World Tour

    Sumit Sarkar
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Sumit Sarkar Real time data integration and connectivity has always been a challenge for businesses, and accessing legacy data from Salesforce and apps is no different. Salesforce is the application epicenter for CRM programs and sales leads in many companies. Now with the advent of Salesforce1 Lightning Connect enabling businesses to connect legacy business data with Salesforce, Progress DataDirect is offering real-time connectivity in a way that makes the data integration easier than ever. By leveraging the power of the Salesforce1 Platform, Progress is helping companies transform…
  • SDK for Financial Services to control their data destiny | ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, ODATA

    Sumit Sarkar
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    One of my favorite onsite meetings is with R&D teams at Financial Services shops for the following reasons: Smart and talented R&D teams Build and deliver highly sophisticated systems and operate similar to a software company Do real work with real data Adopt and experiment with the latest technologies DataDirect Custom Connectivity for Financial Services R&D I’ve learned a lot from meeting with finserv database R&D teams around data connectivity, and I want to give back to my new techie friends with DataDirect OpenAccess SDK. The most common thing I’m hearing is the…
  • Mobile Data: Embeddable and Beyond

    Jeff Reser
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    A recent article on mobile databases discusses how embeddable databases can be used on mobile devices, allowing your mobile application to satisfy its storage needs without having to rely on back-end storage services.  But for enterprise mobile applications becoming more prevalent in business environments this is not always possible or desired. We must preserve data security and avoid data synchronization issues. Leave It to OData What if you could leave the data access and API management up to someone else, and attain near real-time connectivity to data in the cloud or even in the…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • Prepare Your Online Marketing Strategy For 2015

    ITVibes Support
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    As we approach the final days of 2014 and we look back on the year, we hope you exceeded your business goals and experienced much success. We had an exciting year helping our clients build their 21st century websites and use them as an essential tool in developing their brand. ITVibes is glad to be a part of our clients’ digital marketing success through web design, content management, social media marketing, and training. These online strategies are allowing our clients to increase their sales and prepare for the future. This past year we saw an increase in companies wanting to expand…
  • How to Use Social Media to Improve Customer Service

    ITVibes Support
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Excellent customer service is the foundation of your customers’ happiness, and let’s face it, it’s the key to your success. We all want to do business with a company who cares about us, who we can relate to, and we trust. This is especially true in today’s world because social media has made doing business completely transparent. How do you entice new customers and how do you keep your existing customers happy? And how can social media help improve your overall customer service? Here are some keys to building happy customers with social media: Take advantage of every moment of…
  • Community Christian Church

    itvibes tech
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    The Woodlands Web Design & Marketing Hello and Welcome to Community Christian Church! Thank you for visiting their website. Community Christian Church is an exciting place, helping all kinds of people make sense out of life through Christ-centered living. They are a diverse and growing church, committed to reflecting their community in order to reach the community around us for Christ. They are committed to dynamic, Christ-centered worship and the teaching of God’s Word. They are a church on a mission, engaged in ministry, and making a real difference in our world for Jesus Christ.
  • How to Market Your Business on Facebook

    ITVibes Support
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Think about it from a customer’s point of view. As you post updates, pictures, videos, and more, always keep in mind what your customers find interesting, inspiring, or thought provoking. Also consider the following: How will you communicate with them? What do you want them to know about your business? How can your business solve their problems? Here’s are some tips on how to use Facebook as part of your online marketing strategy: Who is your target audience? It’s imperative that you know and understand your target audience. Once you know your target audience then you know which type of…
  • Realtors Using Drones for Marketing

    ITVibes Support
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    It’s a bird, it’s a plane – no it’s a drone taking an aerial video of the neighbor’s house that’s up for sale! Aerial videos and photos can complement a marketing strategy, this is especially true for the real estate world. How Drones Can Be Used for Marketing In the online marketing world, content is king. Your website’s content should tell your story in a clear, simple, and compelling manner, as well as showcasing how your business solutions benefit your clients. This is also true for your social media sites. Media – videos, pictures, and graphics – help to enhance…
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  • How Technology Changes Travel and Vacations

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Technology is ever evolving and affects all aspects of our lives. Specifically, tech advancements in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry have caused major improvements in overall traveler experience. With holidays fast approaching, we’re reminded of what to be grateful for and during the busiest travel season of the year, one thing many trip-goers can surely count as a blessing is how technology today makes travelling significantly less stressful and definitely more enjoyable. Planning & Research – Mapping out an adventure and getting around in a destination unknown can be…
  • Microsoft Lumia, not ending the Century Old Nokia Brand

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Microsoft decided to drop the Nokia name and on its future phones. While Microsoft has been in operation for about four decades, Nokia brand is about one and half centuries or 15 decades. They have weathered many storms and invested in several businesses ranging from rubber and forestry, to telephone systems and mobile phones. Nokia has a way of re-inventing itself and will most likely dominate the mobile phone field in the near future. Brief History of Nokia and investments Nokia humbly started way back 1865, when Fredrick Idestam, a mining engineer had first built his first wood pulp mill…
  • Video Conferencing the Future Communication Tool for Companies

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Since video conferencing has improved over the years, presently there is the possibility to meet anyone from any remote region of the world with a video conference. Benefits of this tool could be harnessed by large companies with good effect. It has the potential to improve the efficiency of the company and to save lots of money spent on travelling. Since airline costs are escalating every year, reduction of travel expenses is also a factor that encourages companies to go for video conferencing. Though it might cost some money, building and equipping a video conference is a need of the hour…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Camera: Let the Camera Battle Begin!

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are both a stand out and setting the trend in ingenuity and style. They both resemble in so many ways, with a few eccentricities and comparisons of course. Although both units have the best sensors, the iPhone 6 Plus camera showcases the optical image stabilization also known as the OIS, which iPhone 6 does not have. OIS Makes the Difference So does the fact that the iPhone 6 doesn’t have the OIS feature make a big difference? First, we need to understand what the optical image stabilization does. The OIS is designed to improve the quality of every image…
  • The Best Android Phones of 2014

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Introduction As you probably know, there are plenty of Android phones that can be purchased nowadays. There are so many different models and styles, that it can be difficult to decide which one is worth owning rather than the other. However, while new Android phones continue to appear relatively often, here you can see some of the best Android phones that are available for purchase. You need to be aware that even the best phone you’ll see might have some downsides, no matter how unimportant they might be, as there is no perfect thing in this world. Best Android Phones in 2014 Some of the…
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  • Does An Analytics Degree Make Sense For Your Future?

    Pradeep Kumar
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    We live in the midst of the information age, where technology is constantly evolving and tons of data is at our fingertips. Data and analytics go... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Comprehensive Review Of Clair Air Purifier: Breathe Fresh, Live Healthier

    Ram kumar
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:29 pm
    With the way technology has advanced rapidly in the past few years, nothing seems unconquerable by the humankind. But there is something else that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3M™ ePrivacy Filter Software – Must Have For Visual Security

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 3M for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you are a fan of those high-tech geek movies then... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Useful Image Optimization Tools For Bloggers

    Jayaditya Chakrabarty
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    A picture tells a thousand words, we all know that fact. And this is also applicable when you are writing any content for your blog, if an article is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Make More Money From Your Site With Infolinks

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Did you ever think about how to better monetize your site? Whether you have a business website or a fun blog, you can easily earn much more from your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Someone Made Jaime Lannister In Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Derek Strickland
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Ser Jaime Lannister has crossed over from the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros to the fantasy realm of Thedas. Using Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s innovative character creator, Reddit user sigurd07 has re-created the Kingslayer from George R.R. Martin’s renown fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire. Known for his dashing good looks and superlative swordplay, Jaime Lannister is one of the most feared and admired men in all of the Seven Kingdoms. The knight earned his namesake as Kingslayer after betraying and killing the ‘Mad King’ Aerys Targaryen during Robert’s Rebellion,…
  • Verizon Deems Day November 26th Connection Day

    Anshel Sag
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Verizon is trying to get on the softer side of some of their consumers. You could either consider this the more emotional side, or the software side, either would be applicable here. Verizon is deeming the day before Thanksgiving, November 26th, one of the busiest travel days of the year Connection Day. Connection Day is Verizon’s way of saying thanks to their customers and anyone that might need some help while they’re traveling home for the holiday. The first thing they’re doing is that they’re giving existing Verizon More Everything plan customers a free, one-time…
  • Kingston HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset Review

    John Oram
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    While at Pepcom-San Francisco we met with Kington’s David Leong and Shealyn Johnson. They introduced us to their HyperX Cloud gaming headset. Kingston developed the Hyper X Cloud headset with the assistance of Qpad, a peripheral company based in Sweden. Qpad has helped others launch their headsets. That immediately raised our expectations because of the positive reviews for the Qpad QH-90. The Hyper X Cloud headset is aimed at price conscious “pro” gamers. Pricing has a wide range from $80 at Amazon to $114 at Tiger Direct. BSN* considers the price point something that made us want to…
  • AT&T Nexus 6 Bloated with Non-Nexus ‘Customizations’

    Ryan Leiserowitz
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The AT&T (NYSET) carrier version of the Google Nexus 6 and has been found to be SIM-locked and a tethering check built into the ROM. With the release of the Google Nexus 6, came the release of individual carrier versions of the device as well, those include T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint.  The Nexus line of devices that have been put out by Google with a stock Android experience.  Now with the Nexus 6 AT&T version it was revealed last night that the device is branded with the AT&T logo, both on the back of the phone and the boot screen.  Now there are revelations that there…
  • AMD Announces Carrizo and Carrizo-L

    Sam Reynolds
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    At a press event in Singapore Thursday AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced Carrizo and Carrizo-L, the followups to Kaveri. Carrizo will ship with an Excavator class CPU paired with a Radeon GPU and will be fabbed on the 28nm process node. It’s mobile-focused counterpart, Carrizo-L, will package four Puma+ CPU cores together with AMD R-Series GCN chips onto an SoC.  Carrizo and Carrizo-L will also integrate an AMD Secure Processor enabling ARM TrustZone technology. AMD also says that the Carrizo platform will be fully HSA 1.0 compliant, whereas its predecessor Kaveri only had ‘HSA Features’.
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  • Obama's immigration moves don't satisfy tech sector, entrepreneurs

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    President Obama's changes in immigration don't go far enough to satisfy the high-tech sector, which has been demanding more visas. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists had sought broader changes as well.
  • #WTWTrends: Follow Friday, Smart Cities, Aereo, NC Birthday, Christmas Parade Trending in the Triangle

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
  • FCC: 'Big dogs' will sue any new net neutrality rules

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Not only is the FCC pushing back any new "net neutrality" guidelines but the chair warns that "big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out." That's hardly good news for backers of the N.C. Next Generation Network, which is to be built by AT&T. Fiber projects are already on hold at the telecom giant, and now the net neutrality debate is extending into sometime next year. What's this mean for NCNGN? Does this open the door for Google Fiber?
  • Scott Moody's choice: 'Internet of You,' not 'Internet of Things'

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    The "Internet of Things" is the big tech buzz word these days, but not to well-known entrepreneur Scott Moody. Speaking at a TechTalk event in Wilmington, the co-founder of personal security firm AuthenTec that was purchased by Apple says he is more concerned with the "Internet of You." Fellow entrepreneur Tanner Clayton writes about the event exclusively for WRAL TechWire.
  • Six media innovation projects built at UNC-CH

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    A variety of new projects that students believe can impact journalism were recently unveiled at UNC-Chapel Hill's Reese News Lab. Aaron Scarboro provides an overview for ExitEvent.
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  • Does An Analytics Degree Make Sense For Your Future?

    Pradeep Kumar
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    We live in the midst of the information age, where technology is constantly evolving and tons of data is at our fingertips. Data and analytics go... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Comprehensive Review Of Clair Air Purifier: Breathe Fresh, Live Healthier

    Ram kumar
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:29 pm
    With the way technology has advanced rapidly in the past few years, nothing seems unconquerable by the humankind. But there is something else that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3M™ ePrivacy Filter Software – Must Have For Visual Security

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 3M for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you are a fan of those high-tech geek movies then... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Useful Image Optimization Tools For Bloggers

    Jayaditya Chakrabarty
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    A picture tells a thousand words, we all know that fact. And this is also applicable when you are writing any content for your blog, if an article is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Make More Money From Your Site With Infolinks

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    13 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Did you ever think about how to better monetize your site? Whether you have a business website or a fun blog, you can easily earn much more from your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Terry White's Tech Blog

  • How to Use Lightroom Mobile to Get Client Feedback on your Photos

    Terry White
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, I’ll show you how to use Lightroom Mobile to get client feedback on your photos. Find out which photos your clients like and perhaps want to purchase.  Lightroom 5.7 and Adobe Camera RAW 8.7 Released Today! I cover the new features of Lightroom 5.7 as they relate to Lightroom Mobile in the video above. However, there are some more things you should know: Integrated a utility to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom: Previously available as a separate and downloadable plug-in, this utility has now been…
  • My 2014 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide is Here and it’s an EPUB

    Terry White
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
      Each year I put together my picks for the best Gadget Gifts to get that special someone on your Holiday Gift List. This year I decided to practice what I’ve been preaching and I’m releasing the guide as a cross platflorm interactive fixed layout EPUB 3.0 document as well as the web version. I built the the guide using Adobe InDesign CC. It’s interactive with videos, links and animation. The EPUB is a free download and while it’s focused on my top picks, you can access the full guide in the App as well (although it’s still being updated). Yes,…
  • My New Favorite Travel WiFi Router

    Terry White
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    I’ve traveled religiously with an Apple AirPort Express Base Station for years. It’s portable, it’s fast, and pain free in terms of setup. It just works. However, there’s one thing that made me look for a new solution. More and more hotel rooms and locations that I’m in on the road are now WiFi Only, meaning that newer hotel rooms are no longer equipped with wired ethernet jacks. Even those rooms that do have the wired ethernet ports are often disconnected. Sure I could just connect my devices to the WiFi network offered but that offers a set of challenges that I…
  • How To Create a Slideshow in InDesign CC for your Interactive ePUB

    Terry White
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV I’ll show you how to create a slideshow in Adobe InDesign CC for your interactive ePUB. Are you missing out on my Bonus Content? See more of my Adobe Creative Cloud Videos on my Adobe Creative Cloud TV and get the App below. It features EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that no one else gets to see. This episode has a BONUS CLIP that is available only in the App! My iOS App is a Universal App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. I also have an Android version on the Amazon App Store: The post How To Create a Slideshow in InDesign CC for your Interactive ePUB…
  • Photographers: Don’t waste your money on a Mac Pro

    Terry White
    9 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Earlier this year in May I did a post called “Photographers: iMac or Mac Pro?”  It was a post that was meant to really ask the question that as a photographer would you benefit from the faster and more expensive Mac Pro over say a nicely equipped iMac (or in my case MacBook Pro)? There was only one problem with that post. I didn’t actually have an iMac to compare. I ran all my tests using my high-end Mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina Display. I noted that although my MacBook Pro fared quite well against the Mac Pro for common “photography workflow” tasks, that an iMac…
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • The Positive Work Of Revenue Growth

    Alex Goldfayn
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    I was meeting with a new client last week to introduce our project to the top leadership team. In the room were about a dozen people: presidents, along with a number of heads of sales and customer service departments (my work focuses on changing the thinking and behavior of customer-facing staff). As a part of his opening remarks, my client, a co-owner of the company, said “more than anything, this work is positive.” Indeed, almost all of us lose sight of the enormous positive impact of our work. We improve lives and companies, but we spend our days responding to customer…
  • Boldness

    Alex Goldfayn
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Most people spend their work days putting out fires, which, by definition, is reactive effort. It also tends to be the work of dealing with unhappy customers — who are complaining about an incorrect order, a delayed delivery, or simply demanding to have your product or service yesterday. When we spend our days, and years, this way, we begin to believe all of our customers are unhappy. This could not be farther from the truth. Think about your customers: most them have been with you for years. Decades maybe. They stay with you, because they are happy with you. If I were to ask your…
  • Testimonial Paranoia

    Alex Goldfayn
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    In the last week, I’ve delivered six workshops and keynote speeches in Denver, Houston, Chicago, and Las Vegas. During the portion of my sessions that covered communicating (not just collecting) testimonials, several people had this rather common resistance: “I’m not going to share my customers’ names so that my competition can steal them.” One guy who runs an eight-figure distributorship actually said to me, “You need to understand that our industry is different.” Listen to me carefully: No, it’s not. Your industry and your business —…
  • Thriving

    Alex Goldfayn
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    You deserve more revenue. You provide tremendous value to your customers. You improve their lives and grow their companies. Ask them, and they’ll tell you. As such, you deserve more revenue. But many others deserve for your company to grow as well: Your existing customers deserve to do business with a thriving, successful firm. Your staff and colleagues, who you’re with on the front lines every day, deserve to work for a flourishing, growing company. Your family certainly deserves that your company sells more, so that all of you can live better. Your prospects deserve to benefit…
  • Accountability

    Alex Goldfayn
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    My average client grows by 15% to 20% in their first year with me. On the low end, some clients grow by “just” 5% or 10% because you can stumble accidentally into that kind of growth after experiencing the mindset change we work on, and applying just a few of the techniques I teach. On the high end, I have clients who grow by 30% and even more in their first year. (And that’s annual, from now until the end of time, as long as you choose to implement the marketing we create for you.) I’ve analyzed what separates the top growers from the ones who grow the least.
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Teresa Aprea Throws RHONJ Castmate Teresa Giudice’s “Strong” Marriage Under The Bus

    Toni Matthews-El
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    It looks like Teresa Aprea isn’t interested in being the only RHONJ star to battle ugly cheating rumors. According to RadarOnline, Teresa Giudice is “fuming” over on-air allegations made by Aprea that her husband Joe has been less than faithful. A source told Radar, “Teresa didn’t want any of the cheating allegations to air during the season.” The insider claimed that Bravo agreed, because they really wanted Giudice to participate in the latest Real Housewives of New Jersey season. After all, she was embroiled in a major scandal, the kind that was sure to bring in BIG ratings for…
  • Donald Sutherland Explains Why He Fought For President Snow Role

    Toni Matthews-El
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    Donald Sutherland as President Coriolanus Snow will no doubt be remembered as one of the better movie villains in recent history. However, Sutherland didn’t land the crucial role in the blockbuster Hunger Gamesfranchise because he was asked to portray the tyrant. Instead, Donald Sutherland revealed that he actively fought for the role as Snow. “Nobody asked me to do it,” said Sutherland. “I wasn’t offered it. I like to read scripts, and it captured my passion.” Sutherland wasn’t deterred by the fact that President Snow had little to no speaking lines in the first movie.
  • Penelope Cruz to Bring On Her Sexy ‘Blue Steel’ in ‘Zoolander’ Sequel

    Pam Wright
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    Penelope Cruz will be bringing on her own sexy Latino-style Blue Steel to the sequel of the 2001 mega-hit Zoolander. The sexiest woman alive is said to have signed on to star in Zoolander 2 alongside Ben Stiller, Deadline reports. Stiller once again will be at the helm as director of the Paramount Pictures project and will reprise his role as the really, really, really good-looking supermodel and Blue Steel originator Derek Zoolander. He is rumored to be joined by Zoolander co-stars Will Ferrell, who will return as the sinister Mugatu and Owen Wilson, Zoolander’s supermodel rival Hansel. It…
  • Bill Belichick Lays Down The Law: Patriots Players Must Make Most Of Opportunities

    Toni Matthews-El
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Bill Belichick is not a man to be trifled with. The hard-nosed New England Patriots coach was not amused when running back Jonas Gray showed up late for practice on Friday. Belichick has a long-standing rule about punctuality: If a player does not report to the facility on time, that player will not get to practice that day. Even though Gray has since apologized to Bill Belichick and his teammates, his absence from training was heavily scrutinized. His absence has only further fueled speculation as to what will become of the breakout New England running back. Though he had an outstanding…
  • Julia Roberts Honors Late Director Mike Nichols, Calling Him Her ‘Most Cherished Friend’

    Pam Wright
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    Julia Roberts has joined the throngs of entertainers to remember legendary director, Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83. “There are so few heroes in our world. So few impeccable craftsmen, so few people who personify unconditional love and friendship. Mike Nichols was like no other. In every way he was remarkable and amazing,” Roberts said in a statement to People Magazine. The 47-year-old actress worked with Nichols on his last two films, 2004′s Closer and 2007′s Charlie Wilson’s War. “His musings were like pearls, his jokes were timeless…
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  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Announced

    Arpit Verma
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Corning has announced the fourth iteration of its famous Gorilla Glass. The glass series which has found home on more than 7 billion devices already is the most preferred glass housing for the display for all the major OEMs in the world. The previous generation, Gorilla Glass 3 alone has been installed on more than 3 billion devices, which kind of gives you an idea of the popularity and mass consumption of the product. The Gorilla Glass 4 is made out of the same fusion draw process that other Gorilla Glass products have been made out of, though despite the same process, the strength of the…
  • Telegram Receives Major Update on Android: Gets Material Design and new Security Features

    Arpit Verma
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    As the world of technology was sweating and weeping over the lack of privacy and messages being leaked thanks to insecure servers, one application that won the hearts of everyone was Telegram. In fact at a time when the likes of iMessage and Whatsapp were getting shot down, Telegram was making waves thanks to its end to end encryption and secure servers. It is little surprise, therefore that the application is the second most downloaded in the list of free apps on the Google Play Store. Not resting on the popularity, Telegram has decided to bring an all new UI to the application, which…
  • Toggle Mobile Data on your Android 5.0 Running Smartphone with this Application

    Arpit Verma
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Mobile data is as precious as currency. Despite several telecom players committing to making mobile data affordable, fact remains that data is still expensive and as a result it makes sense you want to penny drop and save every kb possible when it comes to mobile data. And one way of doing this is micromanaging when the data is on. For example, when you are asleep at night, you may not really want mobile data and might as well simply turn it off. But turning mobile data on Android phone can involve several steps, either by going into the notifications bar or into settings unless you have a…
  • Nokia Z Launcher now Available on Google Play Store

    Arpit Verma
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:08 pm
    A marriage between Nokia and Android is exactly what a lot of fans of both the sides have been lusting after. Given Nokia’s prowess with hardware and popularity of Android, the lovechild most definitely would have been better than the half-hearted attempt that the Nokia X series was. However, while not exactly by the same line of cloth, Nokia and Android have come together, this time for accomplishing a launcher that the team from Nokia has made for Android devices, calling it the Z Launcher. Unlike any other Android launcher, the Z Launcher is extremely simple to operate and you can…
  • Google Nexus 6 Goes up for Preorder in India via Flipkart

    Arpit Verma
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:51 pm
    After much speculation, Google Nexus 6 is all set to the Indian shores. After listing it on the Google Play Store as coming soon, the leading E-Com portal in India, Flipkart has also listed the phone as coming soon for exactly the same prices. The Nexus 6 would retail for Rs 43,999 for the 32 GB variant and 48,999 for the 64 GB variant. Both of the colors, midnight blue and cloud white variants of the device can be preordered on Flipkart, though the final delivery of the device will not happen until sometime next month beginning. You can pick the phone alternatively from the Google Play…
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  • How to Get Keywords And Turn Them Into Traffic Generating Content by Peter Garety

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:34 am
    Finding it, you will certainly discover a great deal of the most beneficial suggestions ever on the best ways to make a lot of cash in an extremely easy method, simply by remaining at house and clicking mouse.His major specialized is producing WordPress plugins, so you can be sure that his development group and technical support is going to be ALIVE for many years to come. All his plugins and created to enhance traffic and or conversions.Peter Garety is the creator of over 50 IM items, and he's rapidly ending up being a household name in the IM market.The P1 Video Magnet Package testimonial…
  • Why This Entrepreneur Makes All New Hires Live With Him for a Month

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:39 pm
    The founder of whiskey company WhistlePig brings all new employees up to his farm in rural, middle-of-no-where Vermont for at least a month. It's costly both...
  • Jake Desyllas: How to Become an Entrepreneur

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Kyle Platt chats with entrepreneur and writer, Jake Desyllas, about the steps to becoming an entrepreneur, and how it can lead to boundless personal freedom!...
  • Top Tips These 3 Leaders Used to Launch Their Business

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Entrepreneurs blaze their own trail, often not knowing what the path holds. Three determined founders share the tips that helped them get their startup off t...
  • Retargeting WordPress Plugin – Retarget Engine

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Exactly How Retargeting Functions is where Retarget Engine fit in. Making use of Facebook retargeting technique, this effective yet basic WordPress plugin permits you to advise your “sidetracked” client which left your website the following time they login to their Facebook.Exactly how?By just revealing an advertisement such as, “Hey! Many thanks for visiting …” Once they click they are ideal where they ended and also start to look into. Congrats you just made a…
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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • How to Find the Right Software Solutions for your Business

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Software is a crucial component of many businesses, enabling the efficient management of everything from payroll to stock. Whether you’re upgrading your solution or looking to implement one for the first time, this article will provide you with an overview of some of the important considerations. It’s a big investment that will have a big impact on your businesses, so expert advice from a business-focused software developer like GlobalX might be of value. Buy for the Future Businesses generally use a software solution for around three years before upgrading. Consider your staff numbers,…
  • Improve Your Search Engine Optimization Without Spending a Dime

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Searching for Sure-Fire ways to get more site traffic without spending a fortune? If you have a website or blog, then you know that search engine optimization can make or break you when it comes to achieving the amount and kind of traffic you need to succeed, and since most of the people running businesses and blogs throughout the world wide web didn’t major in computer science in college, SEO can feel like a messy and complicated mire that only the most computer literate can figure out. While having an extensive knowledge of the intricacies of search engine algorithms is certainly an asset…
  • Top 33 Unknown, Hidden, Secret Facts about Apple and Steve Jobs

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    To take our last week’s article, Top 10 Unknown, Hidden, Secret Facts about Android one step further, today we present you with similar little known secret facts about Apple and Steve Jobs that will blow your mind. If you’re someone who is into such intriguing facts, very few technology companies have as secretive, little known and yet interesting facts as Apple and its founder, Steve Jobs. 1) Apple’s original logo had Isaac Newton in it. Apple’s very first logo had Sir Issac Newton and the falling apple. It was created by Ronald Wayne, one of the 3 people who founded Apple,…
  • Top 10 Unknown, Hidden, Secret Facts about Android

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    In past few years, we have witnessed unprecedented growth of Android as a successful OS for smartphones and tablets and it has come a long way since it was first launched — almost to a point where it has nearly kicked other mobile OS like Windows Mobile and Blackberry out of their own turf and is locking horns with Apple’s own iOS to a fair fight. Today there are more than one billion users who use Android on their smartphones and tablets but did you know that Android was NOT Google’s idea, originally? That, Android is Open-Source and today it is used on Google Glass,…
  • Apple is Releasing Bigger, Better iPhone 6 on September 9

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    After what felt like ages of rumors and leaks about Apple’s most anticipated iPhone 6, finally we have got a release date: September 9. Apple is said to be holding a “big media event” on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, where it’s expected to take the covers off its all-new iPhone 6, rumored to be shipped in two larger screen sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, will run next-generation A8 processors and an all-new form factor. The Sept. 9 event is expected to be followed by an October 14 release in stores. From what we hear, Apple’s flagship smartphone’s upcoming operating…
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • xPrintServer Featured on ‘Today in iOS’ Podcast

    Mark Tullio
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    xPrintServer recently hit the airwaves as the popular “Today in iOS” covered it in their weekly podcast. With more than 150,000 unique monthly visitors and about 30,000 unique downloads per episode, Today in iOS discusses a variety of topics related to iPhones and iPads. The host raved about the simplicity of xPrintServer – he set it up in no time at all and said it was really a pleasure to use. The segment begins at the 46:08 mark – click here to listen: The post xPrintServer Featured on ‘Today in iOS’ Podcast appeared first on The Lantronix Blog.
  • World’s Deepest Underwater Observatory Relies on SLB

    Mark Tullio
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Case Study in Baseline Magazine Earlier this year we blogged about how our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager was being used at Aloha Cabled Observatory (ACO) – the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface – to securely manage remote servers and IT infrastructure equipment. Well, Baseline Magazine thought the use case was so cool that they’ve written a great case study about it! “SLB allows the observatory to transmit data over a local network that includes fiber-optic cable, repeaters on the sea floor, computer modules that handle some processing under…
  • #BeOurPal – September Photo Contest Winner!

    Mark Tullio
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    We’re pleased to announce the first winner of the Print and Learn (PAL) program’s #BeOurPal Photo Contest – high school Spanish Teacher Elizabethe! She will receive a free xPrintServer Home Edition to help her be successful in a digital educational environment. Her photo was randomly selected for the month of September and showcased a great use of technology in learning; she uses technology to create PowerPoint lessons for her Spanish students. Elizabethe says she will now use the xPrintServer Home Edition to print out educational Spanish games and worksheets that she finds on her iPad.
  • The Industry’s First Modular Console Manager Is Here!

    Mark Tullio
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    This week at Interop, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the SLC™ 8000 advanced modular console manager. The newest addition to our IT infrastructure management solutions, the Lantronix SLC 8000 provides secure in-band and out-of-band management that allows IT personnel of any size enterprise to centrally manage, monitor and troubleshoot IT equipment. The end result? Reduced downtime and increased response efficiency so that IT incidents are resolved quickly and with minimal or no network disruption. Its modular design makes the SLC 8000 the first of its kind, allowing users to…
  • SLB and SLC Come to Life!

    Mark Tullio
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Ever wonder what would happen if our products came to life? Wonder no more! In a recent video shoot, both our SLB and SLC IT infrastructure management solutions get a voice so they can talk about their features and the many benefits they bring to the IT administrators who use them. SLC: “With me doing the work virtually, you don’t have to call in the B team to go on site and compromise security … See my USB ports? Yup, got that, and I can upgrade your power supply too!” SLB: “I’m your partner to monitor, manage and troubleshoot IT equipment. And best of all, we can do this from…
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    Trending Technologies | TripleTremelo

  • iOS encryption tech can kill children: DOJ

    Daris Abraham
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Obviously the US Department of Justice is not very happy about the encryption technology that both Apple and Google have been using to protect the privacy of users. “iOS encryption tech can kill children: DOJ” — that is the essence of what the deputy Attorney General James Cole had to say in a closed door meeting with Apple officials in October. The new encryption system adopted by Google and Apple prevents any third party access to text messages, picture exchanges and contact information between users. Cole’s comment, “A child would die and the police would not be able to…
  • Cadillac boss envisions a 2029 Flagship car worth $250,000

    Daris Abraham
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Johann de Nysschen was made the President of GM’s Cadillac division in August 2014; he was an import executive prior to his present appointment. As of now, Cadillac’s flagship car is its XTS sedan; the top of the line XTS, equipped with all the bells and whistles goes for around $70,000. Mr. de Nysschen believes that it is too early now for Cadillac to introduce a premium car that will sell for six figures; however, the new Cadillac boss envisions a 2029 flagship car worth $250,000. He was talking to interviewers on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Annual Auto Show expressing his optimism…
  • Intel will be working with Europol to fight cybercrime

    Daris Abraham
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    As per a recent MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), Intel will be working with Europol to fight cybercrime. The MoU was signed between McAfee Security (acquired by Intel in 2010) and Interpol’s EC3 (European Cybercrime Centre) and will allow the two entities to exchange cybercrime related data and technical information. This is an attempt to put digital security expertise and real life law enforcement skills at work together. EC3 started its operations last year with the objective of combating online organized criminals, sexual exploiters of children and intruders of significant…
  • Royal Caribbean gets stylish BIONIC bartenders

    Daris Abraham
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Royal Caribbean is significantly going to change your perception of sailing. The cruise liner’s latest vessel Quantum of the Seas is packed with high tech delights for passengers on board. One such delight is a bar where Royal Caribbean gets stylish BIONIC bartenders to serve you. One of these bartenders is called “B1-O” and the other one’s name is “N1-C” and they are both robots; together the team of two bartenders may be called “BIONIC” and hence the name “Bionic Bar”. The new ship is equipped with many other high tech fun and facilities for its 4,180 passengers; the…
  • Robots duel Ninja style

    Daris Abraham
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:53 pm
    The world of robotics seems to have an endless stream of ideas and they are popping up one by one in the real world. Now we have robots fighting Ninja style as seen in a YouTube video that has gone viral, so far, with more than 750,000 views. ABB Robotics, based in Switzerland, has created these one armed orange robots that display Japanese katana sword fight while they dance. The two identical robots in the video demonstrate remarkable precision in action; one matches each and every move of the other with a precise counter move. ABB Robotics is already known for its industrial robots that…
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  • Microsoft adds chat capabilities to Office Online

    Nicole Batac
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Furthering online collaboration (and obviously taking cues from Google Drive), Microsoft is introducing chat feature to Word and PowerPoint online. Like in Google Drive, this means you can talk to your colleagues about a document or presentation you’re working on. It’ll even send you notifications for when you need to respond or wait for their comment to pop up on the sidebar. The feature will reportedly be rolling out in the coming weeks. Source: WinSuperSite | Via: Engadget
  • Say goodbye to ads and help raise money for your favorite sites with Google Contributor

    Nicole Batac
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Ads help keep sites up and running but we’re not exactly fond of being bombarded by them at every turn. Google wants to help Internet users and content creators alike with its new project. Called Contributor, the beta program will let you pay a site between US$1 to $3 a month so you can surf these sites without seeing any Google ads on them. Instead you’ll be greeted by a greyscale pixel pattern or “thank you” messages for supporting the site. Google has already enlisted the likes of The Onion, Mashable, Science Daily, and Urban Dictionary to try this new project out.
  • Android Lollipop update for HTC One Google Play Editions gets delayed

    Nicole Batac
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:43 pm
    A bit of bad news for those waiting for the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update for the Google Play Editions of the HTC One M7 and M8 versions. The update is being pushed back a bit again. Mo Versi, vice president of product management at HTC, said there is another software version request, meaning more work still needs to be done until the update is released. Versi did promise its users though that they will let us know when the update is finally ready and that it gets its nod from Google. @DarienSumting Darien, not tomorrow. Google requested one more SW spin. Will advise once we receive approval.
  • Dyson’s $2.6 billion CAD investment in research to supercharge global growth

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Dyson committed a $2.6 billion CAD (£1.5 billion) investment to future technology, including a $1.7 billion CAD (£1bn) for the research and development of new product technologies.  Dyson is developing four new portfolios of technology and will launch 100 new products around the world in the next four years. Hit jump for the full details.
  • Private beta test of YouTube Music Key reportedly begins

    Nicole Batac
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    YouTube’s new music subscription service Music Key have reportedly begun its private beta test with the first batch of invites rolled out. Users on Reddit claim the service already offers users ways to watch music videos and download these for offline use. It also has the ability to continue playing while using other apps. Google plans to charge $9.99 a month for the service once it is fully released. But for beta testers they have free access to the service for six months before they have to pay $7.99 a month after. Source: Reddit | Via: Android Central
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  • Hide Chrome Tabs from Recent Apps Menu in Android 5.0 Lollipop

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    The newly launched Android 5.0 Lollipop update comes with a brand new interface featuring Material design, beautiful transition animations, lock screen notifications, improved quick settings, revamped multitasking (Recents) interface, multiple users support on phone, battery saver mode, Do Not Disturb function, Priority Modes, and a whole lot more. In Lollipop, the multitasking has evolved and recent apps are shown in the form of a card stack. One can simply scroll to navigate through the stack of recently opened apps and swiping the card left or right closes that specific task. The new…
  • How to Enable Android Runtime (ART) on Mi 3 running MIUI 5/6

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    With the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, a new Android runtime called “ART” was introduced experimentally. Currently, Dalvik is the default runtime for Android devices and ART is optionally available on a number of Android 4.4 devices, such as Nexus phones, Google Play edition devices, Motorola phones running stock Android and many other smartphones. ART is currently in development stage, that has been purposely introduced to obtain developer and user feedback. ART will eventually replace dalvik runtime once it becomes completely stable in the future. Until then, users with compatible…
  • Motorola Moto G 2014 (2nd Generation) Review

    15 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    In early September, Motorola launched the New Moto G (2nd Generation) in India which is a successor to Moto G 1st gen. In comparison to older version of Moto G, the new MOTO G 2014 features a bigger screen, an improved camera, front-facing stereo speakers, and support for expandable storage. What’s common between the duos is that both houses the same hardware, i.e. same CPU and GPU with 1GB of RAM. The battery capacity hasn’t been increased as well which is quite disappointing. The new MOTO G has been launched at a pricing of Rs. 12,999 for 16GB variant, hence cheaper than the first gen.
  • How to Manually Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nexus 7 (2012/2013), Nexus 5 and Nexus 10

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    Google has finally started rolling out the Over-The-Air (OTA) update of its latest Android OS ‘Android 5.0 Lollipop’ on most Nexus devices. The major OTA update for Lollipop is now starting for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 Wi-Fi (2012 & 2013), and Nexus 10; upgrading them from KitKat to Lollipop. There is also a minor update for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 to address bugs. The OTA update for 3G/LTE versions of the Nexus 7 2012 & 2013 and Nexus 4 have not started yet. Motorola has also started to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop for some of their devices in the US, namely Moto X (2nd Gen.), Moto G (2nd…
  • How to Disable Internal browser in Facebook App for Android

    4 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Off late, Facebook for Android has started opening website links in its own internal browser rather than loading them in the device default browser. This seems a beta feature that Facebook is currently testing randomly with some users as there isn’t any related update regarding it in the app’s changelog on Play store. We got to try out this new feature and it looks impressive as the webpages seem to open faster, directly within the Facebook app. But there are some glitches like link to YouTube videos also open up within Facebook’s internal browser, without giving a quick option to…
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    Monday Note

  • Payment Systems Adventures – Part II: Counting Friends And Foes

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:11 pm
      by Jean-Louis Gassée It’sstill too early to tell if Apple Pay will square the circle and emerge as a payment system that’s more secure, more convenient, and is widely accepted. MCX, a competing solution that faces more challenges than Apple Pay, helps shed light on the problem. Apple Pay was announced on September 9th with the new iPhone 6, and rolled out on October 20th. Where it works, it works well. The roster of banks and merchants that accept Apple’s new payment system is impressive, with big names such as Visa, American Express, Bank of America, Macy’s, Walgreens, and…
  • Europe: The Digital Squeeze Is Coming

    Frédéric Filloux
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
      By Frédéric Filloux A recent Bain & Co survey paints Europe’s digital future as squeezed between the explosive demand of emerging countries and the dominance of US-based internet giants. The “Next Billion”, a phrase coined and propagated by the Quartz team, refers to the explosive internet growth in emerging countries — almost entirely fueled by mobile usage. The new phrase got its own  conference (last week in NYC, next May 19th in London) and a dedicated section on the Quartz site. For Europe, the Next Billion will be hard: Last week, the global…
  • Cultural Adventures In Payment Systems – Part I

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Payment systems and user behaviors have evolved over the past three decades. In this first of a two-part Monday Note, I offer a look at the obstacles and developments that preceded the Apple Pay launch. When I landed in Cupertino in 1985, I was shocked, shocked to find that so much gambling was going on in here. But it wasn’t the Rick’s Café Américain kind of gambling, it was the just-as-chancy use of plastic: Colleagues would heedlessly offer their credit card numbers to merchants over the phone; serious, disciplined executives would hand their AmEx…
  • The New York Times and Springer Are Wrong About Blendle

    Frédéric Filloux
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
      by Frédéric Filloux With its idea of creating “iTunes for the press”, Blendle rattles the news industry’s cage. In spite of blessings from The New York Times and Axel Springer, the shiny new thing might just be a mirage.   Last week, two young Dutch people came up with a string of magic words: “iTunes for the press”, “New York Times”, and “Axel Springer”. The founders of Blendle, Alexander Klöpping and Marten Blankesteijn, were promising a miracle cure to a sick industry: a global system for the distribution of editorial products…
  • Tim Cook Free At Last

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Trading one’s privacy for the benefit of others isn’t an easy decision. Tim Cook just made such a swap, and the reverberations are beginning to be heard. I’m happy and relieved that Tim Cook decided to “come out”, to renounce his cherished privacy and speak of his sexual orientation in plain terms rather than veiled, contorted misdirections. The unsaid is toxic. If you haven’t done so already, please take the time to read Tim’s I’m Proud to Be Gay Businessweek editorial. Soberly written and discreetly moving, the piece concludes with: “…I’m…
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  • 5 Must-See Sites Before Going To See “The Hobbit – The Battle of The Five Armies”

    Mark O'Neill
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Peter Jackson (a.k.a. God) has put the finishing touches to the final Hobbit movie – “The Battle of the Five Armies” – and it is due out on December 10th (I have blanked out the entire day as “busy” on Google Calendar). As a build-up to the main event, the movie publicity juggernaut is out in full force, as well as the die-hard fans who run the blogs. Today on Cool Websites and Apps, we are going to take a journey into Middle Earth. Here are the sites you need to learn everything possible about these movies. The Hobbit Official Website...Read the full…
  • What’s Happening In The Google Labs?

    Dave LeClair
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Surely you’ve heard of the Google Labs, it’s a place of imagination where some of the coolest possible products of the future are in the works. But what is Google actually working on there? Are there any products that will be of interest to you? Will these projects ever actually see the light of day? So many questions, and thanks to the infographic below, so many answers! Via Gryffin Click To EnlargeRead the full article: What’s Happening In The Google Labs?
  • Solve Your Mac OS X Clipboard Management Problems With iClip

    Bakari Chavanu
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Anyone who does a lot of copying and pasting of text on a computer knows how essential a clipboard manager is. I’ve used quite a few over the years, and while there are several great solutions, Irradiated’s iClip ($18.99, free trial) rises above them all. Over a year ago, I included iClip in a review of Mac clipboard managers, and at the time Clips was as my clipboard manager of choice. Clips, however, became unstable and was rarely updated. After trying a few other clipboard managers, I reopened iClip several months ago and discovered a few features I had previously…
  • Everything You Need To Know About Your WhatsApp Privacy Settings

    Philip Bates
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, and boasts over 600 million active users worldwide – but after Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, should you be worried about your privacy? Earlier this year, we asked you if you use WhatsApp. Over 60% of participating readers confirmed that it’s rather popular. We gave its iOS and Android versions glowing reviews. But it’s recently gone into partnership with Facebook, causing some to question whether their details remain as personal as before. Here’s what you need to know about that messaging service…
  • The Easiest Raspberry Pi Media Centre, With RasPlex

    Harry Guinness
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Raspberry Pi is a surprisingly capable little computer. In the past, we’ve show you how to make a Raspberry Pi home theatre with Rasbmc. Since we published that guide, an easier to use and better performing operating system has been released. Today I’m going to show you how with RasPlex; it’s the easiest way to get started using your Raspberry Pi as a capable media centre. The Client-Server Design RasPlex brings the popular Plex media centre software to the Raspberry Pi. Plex started out as a fork of XBMC — the media centre software used in Rasbmc — but...Read the…
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  • 40 Gorgeous Examples of Industrial Design

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Industrial designers are always hard at work figuring out ways to perfectly put form and function together. They put sweat and tears into products which help make our lives easier and more practical. I’m sure you’ve heard of Jonathan Ive, James Dyson, and Charles Eames, right? Well, their mastery of discipline, creativity, balance, and freeform thinking has elevated them to the iconic status they hold today. They deliver eye-popping feasts for the masses by utilizing their knowledge of production processes, materials, and technology. If you’re a designer looking for some…
  • Top 5 Wireless Keyboards for People on The Go

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:25 pm
    With the rise of tablets and smartphones, having a go everywhere keyboard is becoming more common. Instead of wasting your time trying to type on the on on-screen keyboard, why not have a small, portable, and wireless keyboard that can come along with you? Below you will find 6 awesome bluetooth keyboards to make your life much easier when you’re on the go. 1. Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch K811 Keyboard The Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch K811 Keyboard is very beneficial for people on the go. The easy switch technology allows users to switch from one device to another with the push of…
  • Learn How to Go from Being the Little Guy to Big Guy

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Sometimes in life we find ourselves being stuck in the hamster wheel of routine and habit. We often find ourselves doing things that aren’t good for us, remain where we wish we weren’t, and put ourselves through unnecessary suffering all in the name of comfort. The best people are those who are constantly challenging themselves, setting targets and escaping this tedious state of mind. Are you thinking of applying for that big promotion your workplace currently has available? Perhaps you are the newbie of the office and you’re looking for a way to impress your colleagues? Or…
  • 15 Creative Shoe Packaging Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Because most people judge a product by its packaging, any mediocre product packed in a fancy package would win against a great product in weak packaging. Instead of cutting corners companies are actually going beyond the conventional ‘shoe box’ by putting more time and thought when it comes to the overall customer experience. The designs you will see today are very well executed, interesting, and are the epiphany of thinking outside the box. We hope they’ll spark some neurons and deliver some good ol’ inspiration. Enjoy! Vans Shoeboxes by Nate Eul NikeID Custom…
  • 30 Eye-Popping Retail Store Layouts

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    A well layed out store can have a huge impact on sales. But getting there is easier said than done. To have a successful interior layout you have to tell your brand’s story, create an immersive experience, have eye-catching window displays, and focus on every tiny detail possible. You want to create a space where customers feel welcomed and comfortable. All of these tiny goals take countless hours of planning and strategizing, but in the end they’re totally worth it. When it comes to creating effective retail interiors, smart design decisions make a significant difference. For…
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  • Controlling a material with voltage

    Science News Desk
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    A new way of switching the magnetic properties of a material using just a small applied voltage, developed by researchers at MIT and collaborators elsewhere, could signal the beginning of a new family of materials with a variety of switchable properties, the researchers more
  • New semiconductor device could lead to better photodectectors

    Science News Desk
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    UCLA researchers have developed a perovskite photodetector that could reduce manufacturing costs and improve the quality of medical and commercial light sensors. Photodetectors are semiconductor devices that convert incoming light into electrical signals. They are used in a vast array of products, from visible and infrared light detection systems to television remote more
  • Soluble circuits for future electronics

    Science News Desk
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    When the FM frequencies are removed in Norway in 2017, all old-fashioned radios will become obsolete, leaving the biggest collection of redundant electronics ever seen – a mountain of waste weighing something between 25,000 and 30,000 more
  • Could hydrogen vehicles take over as the ‘green’ car of choice?

    Science News Desk
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
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  • The evolution of coronal electron temperature over the centuries

    Science News Desk
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    The acceleration of the solar wind requires an energy source that is today not well understood. Parker's original theory invoked electron heat flux. Many theories make use of wave propagation and several resonant or non-resonant dissipation processes. Still other theories invoke magnetic reconnection or turbulence. At present, our most detailed insights are provided by measurements of the solar wind atomic, isotopic and charge-state composition in union with theoretical treatments that attempt to understand the relative efficiency of acceleration for different particle more
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  • Are Telepathy Experiments Stunts, or Science?

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Scientists have established direct communication between two human brains, but is it more than a stunt?Two scientific teams this year patched together some well-known technologies to directly exchange information between human brains.
  • Solar Panels That Configure Themselves

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    A new solar power system is easy to add to a roof, and performs its own safety checks.Ordinarily, installing and connecting a new array of rooftop solar panels takes days, weeks, or even months because the hardware is complex and various permits are needed. Yesterday, on a frigid day in Charlestown, Massachusetts, researchers completed the process in about an hour.
  • The Search for Exceptional Genomes

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    They walk among us. Natural experiments, living ordinary lives, unaware that their genes may hold the clue to the next superdrug.Ten years ago, scientists discovered that some people are naturally missing working copies of a gene known as PCSK9. The consequences of the mutation were extraordinary. These people, including a Texas fitness instructor, a woman from Zimbabwe, and a 49-year-old Frenchman, had almost no bad cholesterol in their blood. Otherwise, they were perfectly normal.
  • China’s Future City

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    China has put political muscle and technology into Tianjin Eco-City.Strolling along sidewalks shaded by plane trees, one might take Tianjin Eco-City for just another of the many residential areas sprouting up all over China. But on closer inspection, this place is different. The roadside trash cans are covered with solar photovoltaic panels so they can light up at night; free electric buses connect different districts; the drainage wells for storm water are all embedded in the curbs.
  • Cities Find Rewards in Cheap Technologies

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mobile apps, sensors, and other technologies help cities handle growing challenges.Cities around the globe, whether rich or poor, are in the midst of a technology experiment. Urban planners are pulling data from inexpensive sensors mounted on traffic lights and park benches, and from mobile apps on citizens’ smartphones, to analyze how their cities really operate. They hope the data will reveal how to run their cities better and improve urban life. City leaders and technology experts say that managing the growing challenges of cities well and affordably will be close to impossible without…
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  • Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Luis Rodriquez / Lrh Arquitecto – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    ‘A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they […] The post Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Luis Rodriquez / Lrh Arquitecto – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • ‘Sponsored Post’ – iOS App

    Joanne Carter
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    This is a sponsored post of the app – it is sponsored in so much as it’s a paid for post. Our review and opinion of this app are […] The post ‘Sponsored Post’ – iOS App appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer (TAW) – 16 November 2014

    Joanne Carter
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Wow! This weeks’ Flickr Group Showcase is absolutely breathtaking – this is two weeks’ worth of gorgeous mobile photograph and art into one incredible showcase.  Thank you all for contributing […] The post Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer (TAW) – 16 November 2014 appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Microsoft Hires Photographer To Travel The World via Instagram

    Joanne Carter
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    It’s taken some time, but Microsoft have now joined Instagram and have hired photographer Justin Bastien as well as financing his travel to capture images and post stories about people […] The post Microsoft Hires Photographer To Travel The World via Instagram appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 44 – by Donna Donato

    Donna Donato
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Welcome back to the forty-fourth article in the column, Mobile Movies. We at TheAppWhisperer have been inspired by the Flickr upgrade of 1 Terabyte of storage for everyone and have wanted to launch […] The post Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 44 – by Donna Donato appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Provisions of the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:54 pm
    At the end of October 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which updates payment policies and payment rates for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other practitioners. The main provision of this final rule is that physician payment rates will be reduced by 21.2 percent after March 2015. So, when the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 signed by the President (which prohibited a reduction in the PFS rates from January through March 2015) expires, physicians will see a large…
  • Alarming Rise in Adult Obesity Rates in the U.S

    Meghann Kiernan
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:25 pm
    A few months ago, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data showed a decline in obesity rates in American children. Now, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey has found that adult obesity rate rose to 27.7% in 2014 from 27.1% in 2013. This is the highest annual rate Gallup and Healthways have ever measured since they began to track obesity in 2008. The survey results were consolidated on the basis of telephone interviews conducted as a part of the survey from January 1 to May 19, 2014 with a random sample of 64,546 adults in the age group 18 and older who live in all 50 U.S. states and…
  • Inpatient vs. Outpatient Urology Procedures Coding – Some Details

    Natalie Tornese
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    The major advancements in the field of medicine have transformed the landscape of healthcare in the United States. Surgical services are now being provided in some cases on an outpatient basis. For instance, several urology procedures are conducted in an outpatient set up as they are a preferred alternative for many patients on account of benefits such as convenient schedule, personalized care, fewer delays, lesser cost and excellent service quality associated with the same. When compared with inpatient surgery that requires a patient to stay in the hospital overnight, an OP procedure does…
  • Google’s Patient-Doctor Video Chat Service to Promote Virtual Office Visits

    Julie Clements
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Google appears to be testing a service that connects patients with doctors over a video chat, opening new possibilities for virtual office visits or e-visits. According to the Verge report, this feature is being tested across a limited number of users, who can see a blue icon on their search results when searching for basic health information (for example, knee pain). On clicking this icon, they can talk to the doctor over a video chat. From this, we can expect that virtual office visits may become more accessible for patients. If this feature becomes successful, there is bound to be a…
  • Phenomizer – A Smartphone App that Aids the Diagnosis of Hereditary Disease

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:56 pm
    The days are gone when mobiles were used only to make calls. The wide usage of mobile technologies is opening new and innovative ways to improve health as well as health care delivery. Along with helping people manage their own health and wellness, mobile health applications are also assisting physicians in their profession. Several reports highlight the fact that clinicians are rapidly increasing their use of mobile devices at work. According to a report published in 2013 by epoCRATES, an athenahealth company, 86% of clinicians now use smartphones in their professional activities, up from…
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Apple Swaps ‘Free’ for ‘Get’ in App Store

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Apple is falling in line with the European Commission's request that app sellers do more to stop inadvertent in-app purchases. Following Google's lead, Cupertino has removed all instances of the word "free" within its iOS and Mac app stores (with the exception of its own apps, like iMovie), and replaced them with the term "Get." […]
  • No More Broken iPhones? Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Good news for accident-prone iPhone users. Your smartphone screen could get a lot more durable in the future. Apple supplier Corning on Thursday introduced its next-generation Gorilla Glass, which it said is two times tougher than any competitive cover glass now in the market. Gorilla Glass 4 was specifically designed to address smartphone users' No. […]
  • Intel to Merge PC, Mobile Chip Units

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Intel on Tuesday confirmed that it is merging its separate PC and mobile chip business groups to form a single unit for dealing with customers which is faster to bring products to market. The new Client Computing Group headed by Intel senior vice president Kirk Skaugen will combine most elements from the current PC Client […]
  • Report: Apple to Add Beats Music App to iOS Devices

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:01 pm
    As iPhone and iPad users know, there are a few apps that stay on your device no matter what — Messages, Weather, Apple Maps, GameCenter, Stocks, etc. They come pre-installed when you buy your handset, and you can't delete them. Soon, that list of mandatory apps could also include Beats Music. According to a report from […]
  • Share 15GB of AT&T Data for $100

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Starting today, AT&T Mobile Share Value customers can get 15GB of sharable data for $100. Usually, the $100 plan includes 10GB of data, but with this limited-time offer, new and existing subscribers earn 5GB of extra data for the same price. That's equivalent to streaming 160 hours of music and 30 hours of video, surfing […]
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • Nomad 5.5 is here

    Troy Martin
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    Introduction Hello Everyone, Over the last 18 months, we’ve introduced several exciting features in Nomad focused on extending content availability, accelerating Windows migrations and protecting user-data during the same: What’s New in Nomad 2012 V5.2 1E Nomad 2012 V5 Has Been Released! Get It Now   What’s New in Nomad 5.5 Today we continue that legacy, introducing two more game-changing features in this release of Nomad 5.5 and PXE Everywhere 2.3!! Integration with the WakeUp component of NightWatchman UEFI Support (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) in PXE Everywhere…
  • Shopping 5.1 is here!

    Abhishek Chandhock
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    It is my pleasure to announce that the 5.1 version of Shopping, our Enterprise AppStore, is now available. The Shopping 5.0 version was a game-changer in the way it provided a consumer grade experience to users when they try to obtain desktop Apps, web Apps, virtualized Apps, file share privileges, AD group membership requests,  hardware requests, and other IT service requests. This is something a typical consumer of IT service requests never had before. Shopping 5.1 takes an evolutionary approach in taking the game forward and provides a host of technological and usability upgrades to the…
  • USGCB – What is the fuss about?

    Mamta Singh
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    USGCB stands for “United States Government Compliance Baseline”. The USGCB is a Federal government-wide initiative that provides guidance to agencies on what should be done to improve and maintain an effective configuration settings focusing primarily on security. The USGCB baseline evolved from the Federal Desktop Core Configuration mandate, to create security configuration baselines for Information Technology products widely deployed across the federal agencies. The federal agencies are only allowed to deploy and implement software solutions which are USGCB compliant. Therefore…
  • Creating a Windows Cluster: Part 5 – Adding Applications and Services to the Cluster

    John DeVito
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Finally, here is Part 5 of the Windows Clustering series that we have been working through.  I’ve been working on some other things and took a brief vacation so it’s a bit overdue, but better late than never, right? To recap, the previous parts were as follows: Part 1 – Using iSCSI to Connect to Shared Storage Part 2 – Configuring Shared Disk in the OS Part 3 – Creating a Windows Failover Cluster Part 4 – Setting Up a SQL Cluster Now, before we get started I want to set some expectations regarding this installment.  At this point we are going to take an…
  • Simply the Best

    Saurabh Vij
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:27 am
    Hi, My Name is Saurabh and I am part of the Engineering department at 1E. 1E has a culture where you work hard, things are fast moving, but at the same time they really do value work-life balance. At 1E, the focus is always about doing the best thing possible. When we start doing something, we don’t begin with what everyone else is doing, we look at what’s the best possibility full stop. In fact one of the four 1E Values are ‘No Compromise On Delivery‘. There is no such thing as ‘good enough’, it has to be the best at 1E. The support to achieve that is…
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  • APress Deal of the Day 22/Nov/2014 - Pro Exchange Server 2013 Administration

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Originally posted on:'s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Pro Exchange Server 2013 Administration. “Pro Exchange Server 2013 Administration starts with what’s new, leads you through deployment, presents configuration and management best practices, and ends with real world troubleshooting tips.”
  • St. Louis Day of .NET 2014

    Muljadi Budiman
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    Originally posted on: week, had fun by attending the St. Louis Day of .NET. Got to meet a lot of people, friends that I've not met for awhile - this year has just been crazy busy.I was honored to have some of my sessions selected and be presented in this year's conference. They are the following:- C# Features for C# Developers - materials- Exploring Data Binding in XAML - materials- Lessons from Code Review - slidesFun was had by all, and I hope the information can be useful for those that…
  • The ligth at the end of the tunnel

    James Michael Hare
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Originally posted on: for the extended hiatus!  It was not my intention to be absent from blogging this long at all.Those who know me know that my life has been through a lot of changes these last 2 years.  We moved to a new part of the country, I took on a new job, and my twins were both diagnosed on the Autism spectrum.In these situations, it's usually best to sit down and prioritize and do what's best for all involved.  So, in December I'm making several changes to try to be able…
  • Testing EntityFramework with Moq

    Robert May
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    Originally posted on:’s face it, EntityFramework is a pain to mock.  With few interfaces, testing things that use it can be a real pain.  Here’s a few things I’ve found to make it easier: Make sure that you have an interface for your DbContext object so that it can easily be mocked.  If you’re doing Database First, be aware that EF 7 will eliminate EDMX support, so welcome to the code first era (I hear you . . .). Rather than using your Dependency Injector to directly inject an instance of…
  • Working with Hardware

    Robert May
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    Originally posted on:’m working on a hardware project that involves software controlling motors, grippers and the like.  I can’t go into details on the project, but it’s quite a bit of fun. I’ve learned a really important design principle for hardware interaction.  I’m sure some of you that have more hardware experience than I do will simply say, “duh”, but I had to learn the hard way. In version one, I made good objects for all of the components and then tied them together into a single device. …
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Photo of the Week by Paige Parsons ’90—November 22, 2014

    Joe McGonegal
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
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  • Prepare for the Playoffs: An MIT Football Primer

    Jay London
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Everything you need to know to be an Engineers expert before tomorrow's kickoff.
  • MIT Plays a Role in the Boston Olympics Bid

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Rumblings of a Boston bid for the 2024 Olympics have been bouncing around the city for months and it turns out that MIT is part of the crew evaluating the options. When the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) visited Boston Tuesday, they met with Israel Ruiz SM ‘01, MIT’s executive vice president and treasurer, and […]
  • Picture This: Brass Rats Worldwide

    Nicole Morell
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The new Standard Technology Ring was invented 85 years ago by representatives from the classes of 1930, 1931, and 1932. The committee’s major design debate centered on the position of the dome and the beaver—which would be on the face of the ring? The beaver was eventually selected, with committee members agreeing that many universities […]
  • MIT Alumnus Named General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers

    Jay London
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Each year, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference highlights the importance of data analytics, and as a result, the growing numbers of MIT alumni working the front office of professional sports teams. The list of MIT alumni who serve as high-level decision makers include Daryl Morey MBA ’00, the SSAC co-founder and general manager the […]
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  • Ten things to make a successful blog

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    So you've seen this blog and others like it and think you can do it yourself? Well it's not that easy and I regularly fail but I thought in the spirit of openness and transparency that I should share my top ten tips to creating a successful blog. If you follow these ten tips you are well on the way to creating a blog as successful as many others that you see online.   Put the Date on all posts it protects you from looking more stupid than you already are when the post becomes irrelevant. Create an infographic - every site must have at least one meaningless infographic. Take free stuff,…
  • Which font should I use?

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    I like fonts. I like to use different fonts. I have downloaded lots of fonts for different projects. Each time I start a new project I waste lots of time looking for the "perfect" font. The problem is that I have forgotten what all of the fonts I already have look like so finding the right font is a slow and frustrating process. On my Mac I have fontbook which catalogs all my fonts and lets me quickly see the alphabet in that font but that is just not good enough. There are two things it doesn't do which I really miss. It doesn't show me my custom text string in the selected font. (Too many…
  • Joomla! ® the next 10 years

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    During the Joomla World Conference I was able to present an alternative proposal for structural change for Joomla. Based on a previous blog post the transcript of my presentation and a video of it together with the slides is below. You can find a transcript of all three presentations and the Q&A session here - thanks to Marijke for taking the time to transcribe everything. So what is it all about? Joomla! is all about community, and it is no accident that community shares a lot of letters with communication. And with communication you improve community. When we talk about power…
  • JWC - It's good to fail

    12 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    I have just returned from the third Joomla World Conference and I think it is positive to reflect on the event - the good and the bad. In my JoomlaIgnite session I said it is "good to fail" because that means you are trying hard and that the challenge is to recognise those failures and react quickly. It is no secret that I was not in favour of creating an event at a beach resort in Mexico. My main objection was that creating an event where people were encouraged to attend with their families would destroy the community feeling. Community Feeling In reality only a few people brought their…
  • Joomla? What is the problem?

    8 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    On Friday night in Cancun, Mexico at the third Joomla World Conference I presented an Ignite session. Ignite is a presentation format where you have 20 slides and only 15 seconds before each slide changes. What I actually said on the night you will have to wait for the video but this is what I intended to write. This is my family - they are all lawyers and the one in the middle is a judge. 9 and half years ago lawyers like them gave me some advice - Keep quiet - don’t say anything until you have made all your decisions - That was wrong and bad advice. I realised quite quickly that if you…
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  • Wiring the Sierras

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Inyo County, the second largest county in California, is ready to jumpstart the process of delivering a true broad band infrastructure to business and residences within the Owens Valley.  The plan, called the 21st Century Obsidian Project, envisions delivering a fiber infrastructure to all residents of Inyo County and other surrounding areas along the Eastern Sierras and parts of Death Valley. According to the project RFP, the project goal is “an operating, economically sustainable, Open Access, Fiber-to-the-Premise, gigabit network serving the Owens Valley and select neighboring…
  • It is Time to Get Serious about Architecting ICT

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Just finished another ICT-related technical assistance visit with a developing country government. Even in mid-2014, I spend a large amount of time teaching basic principles of enterprise architecture, and the need for adding form and structure to ICT strategies. Service-oriented architectures (SOA) have been around for quite a long time, with some references going back to the 1980s. ITIL, COBIT, TOGAF, and other ICT standards or recommendations have been around for quite a long time as well, with training and certifications part of nearly every professional development program. So why is the…
  • ICT Training Development Survey

    4 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC is preparing our ICT courseware development plan for 2015.  We would be very grateful if you took a minute and filled out the following linked survey. We are not collecting any personal or location information – just interested in what your organization would find useful for professional ICT training and courseware. Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, please send us a note at
  • Asian Carrier’s Conference 2013 Kicks Off in Cebu

    3 Sep 2013 | 9:35 pm
    The 2013 ACC kicked off on Tuesday morning with an acknowledgement by Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) CEO Napolean L. Nazareno that “we’re going through a profound and painful transformation to digital technologies.”  He continued to explain that in addition to making the move to a digital corporate culture and architecture that for traditional telcos to succeed they will need to “master new skills, including new partnership skills.” That direction drives a line straight down the middle of attendees at the conference.  Surprisingly, many companies attending and…
  • What Value Can I Expect from Cloud Computing Training?

    30 Aug 2013 | 6:31 pm
    Normally, when we think of technical-related training, images of rooms loaded with switches, routers, and servers might come to mind.    Cloud computing is different.  In reality, cloud computing is not a technology, but rather a framework employing a variety of technologies – most notably virtualization, to solve business problems or enable opportunities. From our own practice, the majority of cloud training students represent non-technical careers and positions. Our training does follow the CompTIA Cloud Essentials course criterion, and is not a technical course, so the non-technical…
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  • 5 Awesome Gadgets for your iPhone 6

    15 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Certainly no one would argue that Apple’s iPhone 6 is itself an awesome gadget; just looking at the incredible popularity of the brand should be evidence enough of that. But could it be made even more incredible with the addition of other things? The answer of course is a resounding yes! Even though the iPhone 6 is pretty fabulous as it is, there are all sorts of really cool and specific add-ons that you can get which will completely transform your device, making it stronger, more resilient or simply better-looking. The following 5 items are certainly a testament to customizability in this…
  • WebEasy Professional 10 Software Review

    15 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Even though many out there might try to convince you that building a website is pretty easy, the truth is that a really good modern site definitely requires some specific know-how. Aside from the many features you’ll likely want to make available there’s also the issue of hosting to consider, among other things. Well, to put it bluntly, WebEasy Professional 10 is an all-inclusive software solution that was created to help you piece together a quality website via a simple interface. Whether you’re an advanced web designer or completely new to the game, WebEasy Pro 10 is jam-packed with…
  • The Sims 4 Review

    14 Nov 2014 | 4:57 pm
    When it was announced that there was going to be a follow up to the wildly successful and popular “Sims 3”, the internet lit up with chatter and gleeful anticipation. After all, we’re talking about a series that’s been around for quite a while now and is known for being able to deliver very personal customizable experiences, which is in and of itself, no small feat. However, with “The Sims 4”, developers EA Maxis and The Sims Studio have really stretched their wings out and created an even more dynamic and amazing game that’s completely loaded with features and content. In case…
  • 5 Awesome Ways To Improve Your Laptop Now

    3 Nov 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Aaron Patterson In this day and age, everybody has a laptop. Taking care of your laptop will mean that it lasts longer than the average machine. If you have spent a lot of money a laptop, you need to make sure that it performs to the highest level. That means that you need to take the time to make some simple upgrades to your laptop. None of these upgrades or changes are all that expensive. When people tell you that improving your laptop will be costly, they are lying. Here are some awesome ways to improve your laptop right now. Add more RAM to your laptop If your laptop is slow on a daily…
  • How Smartphones Can Help You To Have A Hassle-Free Vacation

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:48 pm
    We’ve all seen the horror stories printed in the press about people coming home from a short break to find they’ve been landed with a stupidly expensive mobile phone bill. Even so, that isn’t something you should be too worried about. There are many ways of making sure that doesn’t happen. All you have to do is call your network ahead of time and find out how you can avoid such unfair data roaming charges. Smartphones can help you to have a hassle-free vacation, so you should never leave yours at home. Internet searches Just think about how many times you search for information online…
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    EMA Blog Community

  • Cloud Security Alliance Hack-A-Thon and the Software Defined Perimeter

    David Monahan
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a not-for-profit think tank of volunteers that spend their time trying to better the internet. These people are the antithesis of cybercriminals; they spend their energy trying to figure out ways to make our data safer. They create best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, or in this case, they determine how a cloud environment can be used to enhance and scale authentication for a service that can be cloud-based or private data center-based. Just last week, CSA announced the results of a worldwide Hackathon against an…
  • Damballa and Bit9 + Carbon Black Collaborate to Deliver Better Security with More Context

    David Monahan
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
      In looking at the solutions available for threat protection (and detection), there are quite a few options out there. Some, like Damballa Failsafe, are network-based, vigilantly watching packets across the network and looking for indications of undesirable activities/behaviors and content.  Others are host-based, like Bit9 + Carbon Black, using an agent on the endpoint, to persistently defend the endpoint as a beachhead against undesired, malicious processes trying to execute. Each has its use cases and strong points, but together they provide a significantly broader perspective and…
  • Thoughts on Splunk .conf 2014

    David Monahan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    This week, Las Vegas hosted some 3500 people at the MGM Grand to mark Splunk .conf14, the annual user gathering for Splunk customers, referred to as “Splunkers”. For those of you not in the tech industry, spelunking, or the act of exploring caves, may come to mind. The theme of the conference was not cave exploration, but data exploration; however, the analogy of cave exploration actually aligns very well. “Splunkers” are diving into their data, delving deep into places that many have never explored before. Each of them finding new and cool ways to use the data that they have been…
  • Network Management: Still a ‘Must-Have’ for Enterprise IT

    Jim Frey
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    It’s sometimes difficult to differentiate between hype and reality when it comes to topics such as cloud, ITaaS, SDN, DevOps, hybrid this and hybrid that. But there are a few certainties in the IT universe and one of them is that IT doesn’t function if all of the pieces can’t talk to one another, and that means the network needs to be rock solid. Some of that is under the control of enterprise IT teams as internal network infrastructure, but some of it isn’t, such as WAN or Internet. Because connectivity is so essential, no one questions the need for making sure the network is healthy…
  • Citrix Stakes Software-Defined Ground; Network Remains Critical to Success

    Jim Frey
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    Last week, I attended a Citrix analyst relations summit program to learn about the company’s direction and strategy.  While the main-tent program was longer on vision than it was on execution details, there were some aspects of the proceedings that I found compelling. First off, there weren’t a lot of net new things being introduced, other than some roadmaps shared under NDA and a truly cool multi-station mobile work experience demo. But that’s ok.  Too often, tech companies feel compelled to forever be pushing “something new,” when in reality IT pros need vendors to stick to…
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  • Listen to Knife Party on Xbox Music and watch 22 Jump Street on Xbox Video this weekend

    Sam Sabri
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.
  • Alienware Alpha now ships with $100 of bonus extras for early adopters

    Chuong H Nguyen
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Designed with Steam in mind, the Alienware Alpha console is now shipping and available through Dell or select retailers. Starting at $549, users can configure the Alpha with Intel's fourth generation Core i3, i5, or i7 processors along with NVIDIA's GTX Maxwell GPU. The compact box ships with an Xbox 360 wireless controller and comes with a few freebies if you are an early adopter and decide to take the plunge, including full versions of a number of titles valued at $100.
  • Lumia US is giving away a Lumia 830 and Fitbit Flex

    Sam Sabri
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    In the US and interested in a new Windows Phone? Then you might be interested in winning a Lumia 830 and Fitbit Flex. Lumia US has a contest going on that ends in less than three days.
  • Latest Cortana ad shows Siri having 'Dot View' envy

    Chuong H Nguyen
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:56 pm
    The latest Windows Phone ad not only pits Cortana against Apple's Siri, but shows off some of the features that the optional HTC Dot View Cover can do on the Windows Phone-powered HTC One (M8) for Windows. The ad starts with Siri looking in the mirror, admiring her prettiness, and goes on to the One (M8) for Windows showing off the features of the Dot View Cover, like activating Cortana, receiving notifications, and answering calls. In terms of similar cases for the iPhone? The fun stops there as it looks like other iPhone covers just muffle up Siri.
  • Black Friday 2014 Deals

    Derek Kessler
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The biggest shopping day of the year is fast approaching. They call it Black Friday, the day after American Thanksgiving, and while the origin of the name as the point where retailers' balance books shift from being in the red (running a loss) for the year to black (profit!) is dubious (any business that's losing money for 11 out of 12 months probably won't be around for next year's sales), the day still sees numerous retailers across the country offering substantial deals on a wide range of products. What follows are our hand-picked best deals for this year's Black Friday sales. We don't…
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  • Is it time to open your own online store?

    Peter Horsten
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    You might have started selling online through a market place like Amazon, Etsy, eBay, Cqout or your local favorite like DaWanda in Germany, Marktplaats in The Netherlands or Allegro in Poland. Hopefully, your business is growing and if things go well you will soon need your own platform. Increasingly you will face the relatively high costs of the platform you use, but more important is the fact it doesn’t allow you to grow and stand out from the crowd. It might be high time to have your own branded store to really engage with your customers. So, how do you know when it’s time to take…
  • The four hottest trends at eCommerce Expo 2014

    Peter Horsten
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Visiting eCommerce Expo in London was a real pleasure again. It’s obvious the eCommerce industry is developing quickly, it’s professionalism increases. Main topics this year: personalization, localization, big data & privacy and mobile commerce. This post is a rough summary of our first impressions. More detailed observations will follow. This blog post was first published on at webmerceblog.  1. Personalization: user centric offering For Disney it’s obvious, they do everything within their capabilities to create a unique experience for every visitor of their parks. Probably every…
  • Better spend your social marketing budget on valuable fans!

    Peter Horsten
    21 May 2014 | 5:04 am
    It sounds obvious to spend your social budget to please valuable fans, doesn’t it? So why aren’t we doing so? It looks like we are shooting in the blind, meanwhile complaining that the ROI of social media is poor. Fortunately, it’s possible to learn who your valuable fans are and what they appreciate. Once you are aware of that, the magic begins. During infoShare 2014 (22-23 May) in Gdansk we will discuss this topic by sharing our concerns and experiences with today’s social media practices. Abusing social media is too easy The barrier for entry to social media is very low. You…
  • Great to be nominated for Best IT firm of the year

    Peter Horsten
    5 Feb 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Some weeks ago we were informed that Goyello has been nominated for the Award “Best IT firm of the year – Poland” handed out by the Central and Eastern European Outsourcing and Shared Services Association. On 6 February 2014 the Award Gala will take place for which the invitation has just arrived. I’m really excited to join this unique event and of course I’m even more curious about the final result. A nice additional detail is the fact that Tri-City (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia) has been nominated for “Best city of the year” and that our own home base Olivia…
  • Making business personal again

    Peter Horsten
    27 Dec 2013 | 7:14 am
    Probably you have been investing a lot of time and money this year to increase your social follower base. Did it pay off? Unfortunately, when talking to marketing managers I often hear they don’t know whether their investment really paid off. Basically this means it probably didn’t or they just don’t have any idea. Fact is that many marketing managers don’t know how to value their social media investment. They are happy that they managed to increase their follower base, but don’t know if this had any impact on their brand awareness, engagement, sales results, etc. The…
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  • Get The Travel Right and The Business Will be Easy

    Thomas Oppong
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    Business travel is currently one of the world’s comeback kids. As companies cautiously step out from the shadows of the all too recent global financial crisis, the idea of jetting around the globe to seal the deal once again seems both feasible and – more importantly – necessary. Such trips do however present a degree of risk and it is therefore imperative that they are carefully planned to maximise their potential. Some of the most important elements to plan are those that the traveller encounters before they even meet their client. Are you booking the right flight? Have you…
  • This is How to Get on The Right Line of Thinking Like an Entrepreneur (Infographic)

    Thomas Oppong
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    You don’t get to be taught how to be an entrepreneur in school unless you make a choice to learn that for yourself. Schools are meant to teach you how to fit into the system. And that’s exactly what they are doing. None of them teach you to be an entrepreneur. Or to see opportunity. They just tell you what is required of you. A few state schools are now beginning to introduce courses that make it easy to learn how to start your own project or business. Even that takes lots of signatures to make it happen. To see opportunity –..
  • Why Are Online Employee Time Clocks So Important?

    Thomas Oppong
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    When a business decides to use an online time clock, they are making a decision for efficiency. They are choosing to make their business as streamlined as possible. Also, they are trying to find a way to make life easier for each of their workers. Employee time clock sites can constructed in a way that is bespoke just for your business, and they allow employees easy access to their time sheets. Time clocks are usually used in the workplace to increase productivity, simplify payroll, account for employees and perform a variety of tasks that help managers and company profits. In the end,…
  • Do The Apprentice Candidates Represent the Best of Business Leaders Today?

    Thomas Oppong
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    A lot of people watch The Apprentice and think, ‘I couldn’t do this’. While the show is designed to gauge how business savvy these people are, it’s not necessarily true to life and there are plenty of successful business people out there who wouldn’t survive more than a few weeks on the hit BBC show. The show has changed over the years and candidates are no longer vying for a job with Lord Sugar; they’re now looking to go into a partnership with him. So if you’re looking for a high level job consider turning to because recent…
  • Here is How to Put Life Back into Your Website (to Make a Great Impression)

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Are you not very happy with the look and feel of your website or blog? Let me tell you, if you’re not happy with the look and feel of your own website, certainly the users aren’t having it either. When you aren’t in love with your online space, you won’t want to spend time hanging out there anymore, and your users will find a new more lively hang-out on the web. If you’re uninterested in hanging out on your site it will soon grow outdated and stagnant. This definitely doesn’t accurately represent you or what your business stands for. When you’re..
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  • Contract Killer Sniper ios Gameplay : I am a killing machine !

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    88%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)92%After being a soldier during the word war 2 in Frontline Commando, after hunting deers and shooting animals in Deer hunter 2014, Glu Games gives you now the opportunity to be a killer sniper assassin with no other rules than honoring your contract and eliminate some bad guys! The system […]
  • Retry : Rovio is playing with your nerves !

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    90%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)96%Retry ! When Rovio, Angry Birds creator get inspired by Flappy Bird… This time you are not controlling a bird, but a plane, and the main controls are the same “one tap” physically based as in Flappy Bird, with a better control of the plane. In Retry, you can also […]
  • The Walking Dead Season 2 episode 5 – No Going Back

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    94%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)92%Let’s play one of our favorite game ever on iphone and ipad : The Walking Dead from Telltale ! This is the final episode of the second season of the walking dead : the game. If you still didn’t buy it, please buy the pack of the 5 episodes, it’s […]
  • Soccer Stars

    3 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    96%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)98%  Soccer Stars is an awesome mix from Pool game and Soccer game. It is totally free to play, and the best thing is you can play with your friends, or play against a random player online. The rules of this soccer game are a bit different from a real […]
  • Dextris

    23 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    85%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)80%  The goal of Dextris is really simple, avoid the spikes, but still, it is very hard to master ! You need to be super fast and concentrate . The control are very simple, tap left to go left, tap right to go right, and both to split in two […]
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  • Will hundreds of new domains complicate your online trademarks?

    Jason Frankovitz
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Everyone knows what it means to have a “dot-com”, and most people have heard of a “dot-net” and a “dot-org.” But the Internet is growing far beyond these original generic top-level domains (also known as gTLDs.) Over the past few years the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has created a flood of new gTLDs covering a wide variety of concepts, locations and products. Intriguing domains like “dot-gift”, “dot-cancerresearch”, “dot-lawyer”, “dot-hiphop”, “dot-nyc” – even…
  • Wearable World Inc. Announces Collaboration to Create IoT and Wearables Solutions for Cities

    Efren Toscano
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Wearable World, Inc., the San Francisco-based technology incubator and ventures company, announced today the inaugural IoT for Cities Summit and Challenge with the City of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) to design, create and build Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables applications for improving city life for residents and visitors in cities around the world. “There isn’t a better city in the world to explore the benefits of IoT and wearables at a civic scale like that offered by San Francisco,” says Redg Snodgrass, Co-Founder and CEO, Wearable World. “This…
  • The Techweek LA Rundown | Join Us!

    Efren Toscano
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    TechZulu is stoked to be partnering with TechWeek LA from November 17 – 23!  For those who may be unfamiliar Techweek hosts a 7-day series of events with a 2-day technology conference and expo to bring together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders. This weeklong celebration of technology and innovation brings the local community together and we then shine a large global spotlight on the exciting developments in that community.Below is a series of events that will be happening throughout the week.  See you all there! You’ll need a Summit Pass to see these…
  • The Drone Wars: Is Same-day Delivery Realistic?

    Alex Espenson
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    In the past drones have been used mostly for military use in the United States, but with the cost of making them dropping in recent years it has commercial users more interested in utilizing the drones in their business. Minds have been racing with the possibilities ever since the CEO of Amazon announced the company plans to start deliveries by way of drone like “octocopters”. He has even stated that the deliveries would be completed within thirty minutes or less. Is this truly a possibility when it comes to the delivery of our packages? Is it possible to get merchandise we order on the…
  • ON | But First, Let Me Take A Selfie

    Alex Bae
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    My first experience with ON had me do a double-take, the whole feel already seemed familiar. The roll of selfies and the idea of meeting new people had me thinking I was on Tinder, but upon closer inspection I was on the ON homepage. ON is like a smorgasbord of the best features from other social media platforms and combines it into one experience that could change the way we meet new people. ON as a standalone app does what Tinder does; discover and meet new people through photos. What ON does differently is take the best parts of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Tinder and roll…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat as a Virtual Machine in Your Computer?

    Neeraj Rawat
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    If you have been in touch with us via our official Facebook page then you must have noticed my Virtual Android Screen and now I got the time to finally write a detailed tutorial for you. At times for such long installation tutorials, I plan to switch to Video Blogging to save more time. Don't get surprised if anytime, you get a post where you will get to know about a new version launch of
  • Beware Of Incoming Scam Calls from Fraudulent Tech Support Companies

    Neeraj Rawat
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    If you are reading this post then it simply means that you are relying on a computer for many of your daily tasks, if not all. I don't mind calling my computer as my best friend along with other gadgets that have become my friend and I need to take special care of all. But did it ever happen with you that someone called you informing about your own computer? Someone calling you to offer a help
  • Download & Install Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Neeraj Rawat
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Microsoft is continuously following its trend to launch a new version of Windows after every 3 years. In the year 2007, they launched Windows 7 and then in the year 2012, they launched Windows 8. Now they are all set to launch Windows 10 in the year 2015. Recently they have launched Windows 10 Technical Preview Enterprise version so that users can test it. Microsoft has already ended the
  • Finally The Day is Here, Say Good Bye to Our Beloved Orkut :(

    Neeraj Rawat
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Once upon a time Orkut was the biggest social networking site, at least in India and Brazil. Later on Facebook became the game player and till now no one could beat it. Google launched many other products like Google Buzz, Wave and finally a stable one known as Google+ but it closed Buzz & Wave as they could not stand in the crowd. Google+ is doing fine rather good in many terms and hence
  • Create A Free Coming Soon Page For Your Blog or Website

    Neeraj Rawat
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    Buying domain name is not a difficult task but thinking of a nice domain is not an easy task as well. I remember, it took me around two months to think of "Experts Galaxy", can't say if it is a nice domain name or not but for me its everything and now a premium domain. After the domain purchase, the next step is to launch it using web development or by installing a CMS. I have around 50
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  • Rail Rush For PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Rail Rush is a smartphone game and is available for almost all smartphones running on mobile operating systems such as Android, Windows Mobile and iOS. The game was firstly made to play for the iOS users, although later it was launched for other major mobile platforms including Android and windows mobile OS. The game is quite similar to the most popular runner games of all times viz Temple Run and Subway Surfers. Rails Rush as per the name suggest is based on the main theme of ‘Railways’, in essence this doesn’t resemble the railways that we travel in. Instead, this has been setup in…
  • Teen Patti for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Teen Patti is an all new addiction in the card type of game. It is a game developed for smartphones, mainly available on all major smartphone operating system’s including Android, windows phone, blackberry and iOS too. At first the game may sound un-lawfull and kind of boring, but as you will spent more time with the game, you will surely feel the heat. It is not a game made with intense graphics, rather it is quite simple with its clear graphics and structure. Well, to enjoy all of its features you will need to buy an smartphone running on any one of the described mobile operating system.
  • Facebook Messenger For PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    Facebook is the all-time favourite socializing network that we are perpetually logged in to, whether at work or at home checking updates and loading snaps. It lets us stay in touch with friends from childhood days and with family in far off places. You could connect with them, you could leave a message for your contact on their profile/inbox for them to read later, and what not. Now, with the Facebook Messenger for PC, one can stay connected with our contacts all the time in a more efficient and time saving way. The app was initially designed for mobile platforms like Android, Windows phone,…
  • Powercam for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Powercam is yet another useful photography application, for smart phones. The app is available on a number of operating systems such as Android, windows phones, etc. Still there is no sign of it being available for PC’s. The app is quite amazing with its packed features, although it might seem a bit unusual for the people already working on the best applications of the category viz Snapeed or PicsArt. Still, this application is good enough to try it out, and all thanks to its vital features that enriches the pics with a variety of effects. The app even works best if you have a phone which…
  • Despicable Me: Minion Rush for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    Despicable Me is no longer just a character which needs any sort of introduction as it already earned much of user’s interest and attention too. The game can be considered an official game of the movie despicable Me. Well, in case you haven’t watched the movie yet you will not need to so as to understand the game. In fact, the game has been developed keeping in mind the same preface. The game is all about the minions that were introduced in the movie. These are the same yellow creatures that you might have seen bouncing and moving all over the movie. You need to control them, earn the…
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  • GTA 5 Patch Coming to Xbox One Soon!

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    Grand Theft Auto V – GTV 5, an open world action adventure video game which has been developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games was released in September 2013 for PlayStation 3 and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Researcher Put Their Focus on the Masque Attack on OS X/iOS

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:28 pm
    According to the reports released to public by the researchers working at FireEye on 17 November, Mac OS X and iOS operating systems have threat from Masque Attack, which has already come into... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hydrogen Powered Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro Four Door Luxury Saloon

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Audi – Progress Through Technology Audi AG, a German automobile manufacturer is known for its designs, produces, markets, engineers and distribution of luxury automobiles as well as its overseas... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity- Stuffed with Bugs and Poor on Computers and Consoles

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Assassin’s Creed Unity, which was released with such hype, got a complete blow when 12 hours post the game’s release, it was declared a completely messed up game. The consumers are stating that the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Did You Know How to Delete Your Search Records Facebook Records?

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Today, every person can be expected to have an account in Facebook. They record and update every single minute of their life on Facebook. However, do you know that every time you perform any search... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Innovation Point of View

  • Nature and Nurture: A Validation of Idea Screening

    Paul Crowe
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Our overnight idea screening tool, Ideas Overnight, has become a big hit with our clients. Since launching in March of 2014, over 30 clients in the US have used the tool to expedite and improve their innovation process. Interestingly, we still receive the occasional question of whether or not idea screening is a “validated” tool. Clients who aren’t quantitatively screening their ideas want to know whether or not idea screening can predict later concept scores (and, by extension, success in the market). I’ll admit that I have often taken this for granted as the typical non-quantitative…
  • Just who are your products fighting?

    Ashley Ericksen
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    In my day-to-day work focusing on product development and product testing related issues, it’s always interesting to see that some of the seemingly most basic questions are the ones that are the most difficult. One of the struggles I’ve witnessed most recently is the struggle to identify the “right” competitive benchmark, whether the objective is to innovate or renovate. There are numerous trends impacting or fundamentally changing our ability to identify that one key competitor. I was reminded of this when I was reading about McDonald’s Q3 performance just last week, which saw a…
  • Dear Diary, I’m leaving you for my Mobile App!

    Maureen Evans
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The diary dilemma… For years, diary studies have been conducted to get a closer look into the consumer experience as well as usage of various products and services, both while in-home and on-the-go. Truth be told, the level of information obtained from diaries is invaluable as it allows for an intimate glimpse into not only why respondents rate products and services the way they do, but also how those ratings might influence purchase decisions in the future. But, admittedly, capturing diary insights can be a bit cumbersome. Respondents are typically asked to record their behaviors and…
  • The Case for Incremental Differentiation

    Brad Bane
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Branding is a lot like middle school. You want to stand out, you want to be your own person – but you only want the “right” people to notice. So you change your hair style…slightly. You maybe try a new brand of clothing, one that looks the same as the old brand. You vow to raise your hand more in class, but not enough to become the teacher’s pet. This came to mind when we were discussing the “Share a Coke” campaign (the one where they put people’s names and cutesy words like “Legend” and “BFF” and all kinds of things that grownups never say to one another on the cans…
  • Is your Company Ready for the Good Fight?

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    I recently heard a story on Ted Radio about Alice Stewart . Alice was a physician in England in the 1950’s and the youngest fellow at the time to be elected to the college of physicians. Alice was an epidemiologist specializing in social medicine and the effects of radiation on health. She wanted to solve big problems and the one she choose to try to solve early in her career was the alarming rate of childhood cancers. She liked to study patterns and did research by polling mothers of children who had developed cancer. It was a radical notion at the time to think that mothers would be…
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  • Pass Surveillance Reform Now

    TechPost Editors
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    BSA | The Software Alliance and other leading technology groups sent the followng letter on September 8, 2014, to the US Senate calling for a swift vote on the USA Freedom Act. The bipartisan legislation would strengthen privacy protections for the public by reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Click here for the letter in pdf […] Related posts: Time to Break the Logjam on ECPA Reform Restoring Confidence in the Digital Economy Pass the Innovation Act
  • Time to Break the Logjam on ECPA Reform

    Victoria Espinel
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    No one can argue convincingly that the email, photos and documents we store electronically are any less important to our personal and professional lives than the ones we keep on paper. Yet they are still held to different standards: Authorities need a warrant to search an old-fashioned file cabinet, but not your hard drive or […] Related posts: ECPA’s Silver Anniversary: Time for Reform Pass the Innovation Act The Right Mix of Policies to Promote Cloud Computing
  • Privacy Protection Is at Stake in Microsoft’s Battle with the DOJ

    Victoria Espinel
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Technology has fundamentally changed the way we all store our information, and that has put technology companies on the front lines of the fight to ensure private data are protected as well in the digital age as in the past. This fight is now playing out in a lawsuit in New York, where the US […] Related posts: ECPA’s Silver Anniversary: Time for Reform Principles to Guide Modernization of Europe’s Privacy Rules: Trust, Flexibility, and Shared Responsibility Making Sure the EU’s Next Step on Privacy Is the Right One
  • BSA Global Survey Reveals Security Concerns With Unlicensed Software — and Points to the Solution

    Jodie Kelley
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Of all the priorities CIOs and IT managers are juggling these days — from cloud to mobility to data analytics — surveys find that cybersecurity is what keeps them up at night. And there’s good reason for that: Symantec dubbed 2013 the “Year of the Mega Breach” while the Economist Intelligence Unit found that more […] Related posts: New Economic Research Confirms the Competitive Advantage of Properly Licensed Software Inflection Points for Washington and the Software Industry Global Survey Finds Strong Support for IP Rights
  • Positive Shift in Europe’s Approach to Cloud Policy

    Thomas Boué
    2 May 2014 | 8:16 am
    Policy discussions about cloud computing in Europe have at times been fraught with protectionist rhetoric. Exacerbated by Edward Snowden’s revelations on government surveillance, there have been calls for data location requirements, procurement preferences for European providers, dedicated French or German cloud networks, and even a “Schengen area for data” as ways to promote deployment of […] Related posts: Transatlantic Data Flows: Shift the Focus to How—Not If A 10-Step Policy Plan for Cloud Computing In Europe Europe’s New Cloud Computing Strategy
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  • Electric Household Appliances - A Global Strategic Business Report

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electric Household Appliances in Thousand Units by the following Product Segments: Major Electric Household Appliances, and Small Electric Household Appliances. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East/Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.
  • Machine Condition Monitoring Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Machine Condition Monitoring Equipment in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Vibration Monitoring Equipment, Thermography Equipment, Lubricating Oil Analysis Equipment, and Corrosion Monitoring Equipment, The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary…
  • Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Systems - Global Strategic Business Report

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Systems in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a four-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.
  • Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment - A Global Strategic Business Report

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Air Traffic Control Communications Equipment, Air Traffic Control Navigation Equipment, and Air Traffic Control Surveillance Equipment. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from…
  • Global and China FPCB (Flexible Printed Circuit Board) Industry Report, 2014

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In 2014, price decline continued to deteriorate, which led to a sharp fall in revenue of South Korean vendors. The implications of high-speed capacity expansion are high fixed costs, which would thus result in a plunge in profit margin. It is projected that the revenue of INTERFLEX, a leading South Korean FPCB company, would tumble by 50%, and its operating margin would record a 27% loss in 2014 in contrast to no-profit-no-loss in 2013. Additionally, affected by the order shift of Apple, the company has hardly received any orders from Apple in 2014.
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  • Smart opens registration for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Good news Apple fans! Smart Communications’ Smart Bro has just opened the pre-registration for the much awaited iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. The iPad Air 2 is the more interesting one here. Its the thinnest iPad to date, and it features Apple’s powerful 64-bit A8X chip. If you have been pining for either one of the tablets, you can visit the following registration pages: iPad Air 2 – iPad Mini 3 – Online pre-order and availability will announced soon. You can follow Smart’s official social media pages for…
  • The Great Gift Guide for Christmas 2014

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
      Buying Christmas presents can be both fun and exasperating. Every year, you encounter the same challenges when it comes to picking out a gift for your loved ones.Will they find it useful? Will they like it? And most importantly, will the gift you have in mind fit your budget? One thing’s for sure, when it comes to finding the perfect balance between these considerations, Lenovo’s got you covered!  If you are running out of ideas, here’s a pretty good list of smartphones to consider for the people who matter the most which won’t break the brank. Lenovo A Series: The…
  • Corning unveils Gorilla Glass 4

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
      Corning has recently unveiled the new Gorilla Glass 4. The newest Gorilla Glass is said to be twice as tough as its predecessor. At only 0.44mm thick, it can survive up to 80% of drops from a height of 1 meter (3ft). Corning conducted a series of drop tests to find out what damages drop phones the most. It turns out that damage caused by “sharp contact” accounted for more than 70 percent of broken screens. By sharp contact, the manufacturer meant dropping the phone on a rough surface, such as asphalt or concrete. Phone screens are less likely to shatter if it fell on…
  • Henry’s Camera and Photo showed us what’s in store for the coming season

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Henry’s Camera and Photo gathered a group of enthusiasts last week at the Commune Cafe to showcase their latest products. From Canon to Fujifilm to GoPro to Quikpods, the local retailer was eager to present the latest in photographic equipment. One of the more interesting things I saw there was the Phantom 2 Drone (pictured below) with GoPro attached to it. Although no actual flight testing was done, the guests were shown a cool video of them using the drone in their trip abroad. Another interesting camera that caught my eye was the AEE MagicCam. It is an action cam competing directly…
  • Samsung planning on reducing phone portfolio by 30% in 2015

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Looks like Samsung is feeling the pains from its losses. Samsung investors are calling for some changes to get the company back on track. The Korean smartphone manufacturer maintained above 15% operating profit margins for 10 consecutive quarters, but saw that number fall to 7% in Q3 2014. As a result, Samsung head of investor relations, Robert Yi, announced that they are making plans to cut the number of smartphone models they produce by 25% to 30% in 2015. No information was released as to which phones will be cut, but it is believed that the company will focus on the entry-level to…
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  • Review of Logitech H600 Wireless Headset

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    If you need a cheap wireless headset for your computer, the Logitech H600 Wireless headset might be the right one for you. I recently bought this headset and why not write a review about it. To be honest, this is no high-end headset at all, but that was not what I was looking for. However, it is a good headset for the price. It is very light and easy to use. Put the Nano receiver in an available USB port and let Windows find the device. I you are looking for a high-end headset for listening to great music this is not the one. If you on the other hand are looking for a good cheap wireless…
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q3 – 2014

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Another 3 months has gone and it is time for my 3. quarter Traffic Report for 2014. I just love Google Analytic statistics, because it can tell me a lot about my blog. A lot of bloggers don’t care about their stats and that is fine with me, but if you like me, also love to keep track on your visitors with Google Analytics keep on reading Traffic Types Search Engines: 52.1% Direct traffic: 22.8% Referring Sites: 15.2% Social traffic: 9.8% Email and Other traffic: 0.20% Compared with Q2 my organic traffic keep on improving a little. It is not like the good old days where 70% of all my…
  • TVersity Media Server – New major version released

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    A couple of years ago I posted a review here on my blog about TVersity Media Server being able to stream videos to your PS3. This summer TVersity released a new major version 3.0 with a brand new user interface. The other day version 3.3 was released and I thought it was time to check it out again and share my experiences here. Getting started with TVersity Media Server Installing TVersity Media Server is very simple and the download is only 46 MB. You don’t need to be an expert in video codecs or firewalls and you will not get a lot of Search bars and other junk when you install this…
  • How to change IE Spelling language in Windows 8

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    When I first switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8. One of the first things I noticed was that even I was running Internet Explorer 11 on both operating systems, spelling control was not working the same way in IE 11 on Windows 8/Windows 8.1. In Windows 7 I was used to right click on a misspelled word and chance the language in case I was writing in another language in my default. In Windows 8 that is not the possible. My default language is Danish, but I often write in English as well. It toke me quite some time to figure out how I could get it to work in Windows 8, because I think it is a…
  • Get free Online IT training with Microsoft Academy

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    If you want to get wise about Windows operating systems or other products from Microsoft, you can actually do that from your home computer with Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). Microsoft Virtual Academy is a website that provides you with free online IT training & learning of Windows and other product from Microsoft. Most of the training are with videos and PowerPoint presentations and followed up with 5 short questions at the end of each session to make sure you understood everything. Who is eligible to participate in MVA? Anybody interested in growing their career can be a part of…
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  • Online Reservation Now Available for Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Rashtrapati Bhavam Museum in India is now offering online reservation for booking tickets in advance. The ticket prices starts from INR 25 per visitor. There are discounted rates for larger groups and school children. Also, accompanying children under 12 years of age enter free. The reservation system uses a SBI payment gateway to process the payment. You can reserve your tickets here:
  • How to Fix no Audio Issues with FaceTime Video on iPhone 6

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    If you are making a FaceTime call on your brand new iPhone 6, and the other party is not able to hear you properly, it is quite likely that you have not taken the plastic wrap off the phone. The noise cancellation microphone between the camera and the flash is covered with the plastic wrap on a new iPhone 6. This causes the iPhone’s noise canceling algorithm to malfunction when you make a FaceTime call (or any call with the speakerphone on). In order to fix this issue, just take the plastic wrap off, or, if you don’t want to take it off until you get a case (totally understandable), use a…
  • Contract Free iPhone 6 is Factory Unlocked

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    This year, Apple is selling a contract free iPhone 6 from day 1 of its launch in the US. This contract free iPhone comes bundled with a T mobile sim card which is creating a lot of confusion about whether the phone will be locked to the T mobile network. Apple support executives are further adding to the confusion by saying that only T mobile customer care can confirm this. And T mobile reps say that one has to get unlock codes from them to unlock the any phone on their network, however, they are not 100% sure about the iPhone 6. I bought a contract free T mobile iPhone 6 on launch day and…
  • This is the Apple Watch

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    In addition to launching the iPhone 6, Apple also introduced its brand new product line – the Apple Watch. The Apple watch is a wearable device which comes in 2 sizes – 38mm and 42mm. The crown, or as apple calls it – digital crown, is the new way of interacting with the watch without blocking the screen. The watch also offers a touch screen – so don’t worry, you are covered there. The touch screen is an advanced capacitive & resistive screen which can differentiate between a tap and a press. So you can use different modes for different actions. In addition to…
  • Apple Launches the iPhone 6

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Apple launched the next generation of iPhone(s) today at their press event in Cupertino. The event was held at the Flint Center where Steve Jobs revealed the Macintosh 30 years back. There were two new iPhones reveled – The iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch display and the iPhone 6 plus with a 5.5 inch display. Both the phones feature: 64 bit A8 chip with M8 motion coprocessor 8 megapixel iSight camera with f/2.2 aperture with an advanced auto focussing system called Focus Pixels up to 60 fps 1080p video recording 240 fps slow motion video recording Advanced cinematic video stabilization Apple…
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  • Yahoo Stole Google’s Firefox Contract, but Bing Is the Real Winner

    Dave Paul
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    How often do you type a search into that little bar on the top of your browser? For most of us, the answer is “often”—and probably at least once within the past 15 minutes. In the age of instant gratification, users are less and less likely to navigate to a search website, and more likely to use the built-in functionality of their browser. That means that a contract won by Yahoo this week is a big deal. Under the contract, Yahoo will become the default search engine for Mozilla Firefox in the U.S. starting in December. Firefox is the third-biggest web browser by market share. This would…
  • Google’s New Hotel Listings Have Lessons for Non-Hotels

    Dave Paul
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Google’s has finally retired its “carousel” of hotel listings in search results, and the feature that replaces it has implications for businesses of all kinds, not just the hospitality industry. For some time now, searching for accommodations—like “Atlanta hotels”—would bring not just the normal search results, but a horizontal slider of listings showing pictures, reviews and ratings (the carousel). Clicking on any of these would bring up an expanded listing in the knowledge panel on the right-hand side of the screen, including an option to instantly book a room at that…
  • Should You Set Your Preferred Domain to www. or Non-www.?

    Jason Hennessey
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Today’s post was inspired by a question from our friend Paul Goldstone over at Paul asked which is better: to set your preferred domain to, or just This is a question we hear a lot from business owners. On most sites, the www and non-www versions both go to the same page, so people wonder: what’s the difference? Which should you use? Is one better for SEO purposes than the other? Worldwide Worries Strictly speaking, neither www nor non-www addresses are any “better” than the other. But you do need to choose one and use it consistently—and…
  • Wedding MBA 2014: Actionable Tips for Ranking Your Website Higher on Google

    Jason Hennessey
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Recently, I presented at the Wedding MBA conference in Las Vegas. In my talk, I gave a sneak peek of my book entitled My SEO Blueprint, a workbook jam-packed with 50 straight-talking tips that will reliably, effectively improve your ranking on Google—and demystify how SEO works. I gave away 10 of those tips in my talk, but you can get the goods even if you weren’t there. Sick of wondering why your SEO efforts aren’t paying off? Then read on, because these 10 insider tips will help turn your rankings around. Here is the full deck: 1. Improve Your Page Speed Google takes page speed very…
  • What Do Unnatural Linking Strategies Look Like?

    Jason Hennessey
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Today’s video was inspired by a comment on our guide to Penguin. In that piece, we discussed how Google detects and penalizes unnatural links—links that seem manipulative or spammy. Our commenter, Amy Voss, asked, “What exactly counts as a ‘bad’ link? And is it ever OK to use a competitive keyword as anchor text for a link, or is it always considered suspicious?” @rampage_dugan @EversparkOnline Sweet rundown. I’m interested in hearing your definition of a “bad” link. Exact match anchor, for ex? — Amy Voss (@AmyV0ss) October 7, 2014 To answer this question, we…
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  • Form controls with CSS currentColor and pseudo elements

    10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Because CSS currentColor value and pseudo elements make a damn good team. Well, I didn't know about CSS currentColor keyword until a while ago. I've started playing around with it and yeah, this is extremely powerful. Some really say that this is the first CSS variable that ever existed, sounds pretty interesting huh?
  • Using and over abusing CSS

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    People usually are abusing features just because they can. It happened before, it's happening now and most likely it will happen again.
  • Gamespot's loading hearts

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    "Video games ruined my life. Good thing I have extra lives." If you're a passionate gamer like me, then you've probably heard this before. On this matter, the other days I was browsing through some reviews to find out more about my latest favorite game, Dark Souls 2 which by the way, it rocks. But, I'm not making video games reviews here. The thing is that while checking the Gamespot review, I noticed a very nice and original loader somehow inspired by the above tagline. I fall instantly in love with that animation and tried to replicate it with CSS, I just couldn't help myself. So, just in…
  • Moving from WordPress to Jekyll

    3 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    My website was needing a fresh new look, and what better chance to learn a new approach than this? You may ask why would you want to move from WordPress to Jekyll when everything works just fine? That's a good question and I think the short answer is to learn.
  • Simple SCSS spinner animation

    9 Feb 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you're using Wordpress, you surely have seen this spinner effect while performing various actions within the admin area. I liked it a lot and that's the reason I made a SCSS version of it, posted a demo on CodePen and even it's not rocket science, I pushed it on GitHub too.
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  • Stewart Butterfield Says His Insanely Popular App Slack Is 'Terrible' Today

    Julie Bort
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Slack an app that lets coworkers chat with one another has been taking the enterprise world by storm. Launched to the public in February, Slack has nabbed more 300,000 people as users, 73,000 of them paid users, and recently raised $120 million in investment, making the startup worth $1.12 billion. You'd think that its popularity would be validating to the man responsible for it, Stewart Butterfield who, prior to Slack, was best known as a cofounder of Flickr. Not so. In an interview with MIT Technology Review, when asked about if he was working to improve Slack, he answered with refreshing…
  • Elon Musk On Tesla's Gigafactory: We Didn't Trick Nevada Into Anything (TSLA)

    Sam Colt and Matt Johnston
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has responded to critics of his plans to build a battery "gigafactory" in Nevada. And he's not pulling any punches. Musk defended his company's plans in a blog post entitled "The House Always Wins," a reference to casino gambling. "There have been several articles recently implying that Tesla, through clever machinations, maneuvered Nevada into providing an overly large incentive package for the Gigafactory," said Musk. "I love backhanded compliments as much as the next person, but this is untrue." Musk was presumably referring to an investigative report in Fortune that…
  • Netflix Steals Tiny Fey's New Comedy From NBC

    Matt Johnston
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Tina Fey's newest show has a new home before it even aired. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was set to air on NBC in as a midseason show but has been sold to Netflix, according to Deadline. In an unprecedented move, the streaming service picked up the series for two seasons. The comedy will debut in March on Netflix, which is around the same time it was supposed to air on NBC. “The very construct of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — its offbeat premise, hilarious and rich characters and serialized storytelling — make it a perfect Netflix comedy series,” Cindy Holland, VP of…
  • Europe Can't Split Google In Two Anyway, These Antitrust Experts Say (GOOG)

    Matt Rosoff
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
    The European parliament is thinking about making a ruling that Google split off its search engine from other parts of its business, according to a report today in the Financial Times.  But we were wondering: how can Europe order an American company to break apart? How would that even work? "I don't know," answered Herbert Hovenkamp, a law professor at the University of Iowa who is considered one of the leading American experts on European antitrust law. "I think it’d be very difficult for Google to disaggregate all its own assets and interests from Google Search just in Europe.
  • You Can Sleep In A Giant Dog For $98 A Night On Airbnb

    Madeline Stone
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Airbnb prides itself on offering an alternative experience for travelers, and this listing in rural Cottonwood, Idaho is certainly unique.  "Stay in a giant dog!" the listing says. "That's right, it's a beagle-shaped one-unit inn where being in this doghouse is a GOOD thing and comfortable to boot!" The structure was built by two artists who got their big break selling wooden dog carvings on QVC. They used the money they made to build the Dog Bark Park, where they continue to make dog carvings.  The inn sleeps four and includes a continental breakfast and free parking. One night's…
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  • Malaysian Government Hacked Environmental website?

    Keith Rozario
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Environment News Service, an environmental focused news website this week accused Malaysian government hackers of attacking it after it ran a story implicating Sarawak governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud of corruption and graft. As a result, the site was down for 2-hours, before the site manage to re-gain control. “The attack on our site came from a Malaysian government entity as identified by their IP address,” Sunny Lewis, editor-in-chief of Environment News Service (ENS) But what exactly is an IP address, and how did ENS identify it? Let me explain. What is an IP address? The…
  • Phishing by the Bank–Maybank that is

    Keith Rozario
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Recently I received a phishing email from telling me that Maybank had installed new security features and that I need to validate my details on the Maybank2u web portal. The email was marked as SPAM by Gmail, and trying to visit the site further sparked more warnings from Firefox AND my anti-virus. But I was curious as to what the link would entail, in much the same way I was curious about the RHB phishing emails I received some months back. Hopefully this post gives you an indication of just how sophisticated these attacks are, and manages to educate you on the one true way…
  • Censoring bomb making websites: NO

    Keith Rozario
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    The Star reports that : Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye called on the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to block bomb-making websites. “We live in a troubled age. Previously, it was unimaginable, but now even from your home, you can make a bomb. The MCMC must do a comprehensive check to see how we can block sites that are harmful to the nation,” he said. Now, apart from the fact, that there aren’t any dangerous substances used for bomb-making today, that wasn’t around in the 1970′s, the entire statement is…
  • ATM Hacks are so bloody boring

    Keith Rozario
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Last week, while I was flying from KL to London, I noticed a strange anomaly on the screen of the boarding gate at KLIA. Closer inspection revealed that it was an anti-virus warning that signaled the computer had been infected by a Virus (almost 2 days ago!!). As a techie, I quickly deduced 3 things from the screen. One, the computer was running Windows, and probably an outdated version of Windows. Two, the computer had been infected with Conficker–Conficker was a pretty infamous threat, back in 2008!! And yet, here we are, at Malaysia’s most prestigious airport, and we have a…
  • MyProcurement: All government tenders in one Excel file

    Keith Rozario
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Happy birthday Malaysia!! Just how awesome is our country, that we celebrate an Independence Day AND a Malaysia Day, not to mention 2 New years day, (or 3 if you count Awal Muharram). So on that note, I decided to use my IT skills for the good of the country. To be honest, my IT skills have never been up to par, my day job is more managing/planning/documenting than actual execution of ‘real’ IT work. But it was good for me to dust of the ol’ programming fingers and learn Python to grab some publicly available information and make it more accessible to the less IT centric…
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  • Hands on Review: Walton Primo G5

    Alavi Wahid
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Hands on Review: Walton Primo G5 via - Walton is taking the entry and mid range Android market in Bangladesh by storm and is reflecting Samsung’s strategy of providing a device for each price point. They are also providing variety by offering different skins on their smartphones and seeing which appeals the most to the consumers. Without wasting much time, let’s get right into the review of the Walton Primo G5. The design of the Primo G5 is similar to some of Walton’s other entry level phones, it is subtle and made up of good grade plastic. It feels nice in the hand and does not…
  • NOKIA Returns To The Hardware Game With N1 Tablet

    Alavi Wahid
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    NOKIA Returns To The Hardware Game With N1 Tablet via - After teasing a black box on Twitter, NOKIA today officially announced their N1 tablet, a sleek Android powered slab that bears no mention of Microsoft. After Microsoft released the Lumia 535 without any NOKIA branding, most expected the Finnish company to wait until 2016 from when it can begin manufacturing mobile hardware under the NOKIA name again. However, the company announced that they will be licensing the brand name to interested companies that will be able to sell devices under the NOKIA name. Upon first glance, we will not…
  • Bangladesh Internet Professionals Community holds their first conference

    Alavi Wahid
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bangladesh Internet Professionals Community holds their first conference via - On the 14th of November, Bangladesh Internet Professionals Community (BIPC, a social media organization) organised a day-long conference for professionals who are involved in providing freelance services via internet to clients all over the world mostly United States, Europe at Mahanagar Natto Mahcha in the capital city Dhaka. State Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, inaugurated the conference. The conference was the first of its kind in the country and drew…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: The Phablet Redefined

    Alavi Wahid
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: The Phablet Redefined via - When Samsung first released the original Galaxy Note in 2011, critics thought it was absurd. A famous comparison was holding up a piece of toast to your face. Fast forward to 2014 and you can see the global impact the Note made, modern day flagships sport 5 inch screens now and even Apple was forced to change up its design due to the insane demand. So today we are going to take an in depth look at the latest successor of the original phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. Before we get started, it would be safe to say that this review will get a…
  • Google Bus Bangladesh Wants To Help Maximize The Potential Of The Internet

    Alavi Wahid
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    Google Bus Bangladesh Wants To Help Maximize The Potential Of The Internet via - Bangladesh is a very small developing country but is the eighth most populous in the world. We here are moving forward in the global market and are readily embracing and preaching technology to further our abilities and expand our reach. Google knows that and sees the extreme potential in the highly energetic youth of our country and the impact that they can make in the world of technology. Their answer to cultivate this potential? Google Bus Bangladesh. An actual bus fitted with large flat screen monitors, 3G…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • WordPress Basics: How Does A Content Distribution Network Make Your Site Faster?

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Performance-optimized web hosting is the single most important factor in determining site speed. Without that, your site is going to be slow no matter what other optimizations you make. But although good quality web hosting is a necessary component of a low-latency site, it’s not sufficient. The fastest web hosting can’t accelerate a badly coded […]
  • Redis In-Memory Caching Substantially Improves Magento eCommerce Performance

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    We all know that when it comes to eCommerce, faster is better. Slow web pages cause billions of dollars in lost eCommerce revenue every year. A third of eCommerce shoppers will turn to a competitor if a store provides a poor user experience because of latency. And 44 percent of users assume that a slow […]
  • Your Business Site Needs A Style Guide. Here’s Why.

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Although I would argue that the phrase “businesses should think like publishers” is overstating the case—no business should emulate Upworthy or Buzzfeed unless pageviews are their business—it’s certainly true that to make a mark on the modern web, a business has to publish content and be involved in content marketing to some degree. Blogs, guest […]
  • 6 Essential WordPress Plugins For Professional Photographers

    5 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    While there is no shortage of photo storage and sharing services around these days, if you’re a serious photographer who makes a living taking pictures, you’re going to need a web site to promote your business, interact with clients, and display your images. Many photographers choose WordPress for their business sites. It’s a powerful content […]
  • SSLv3 Support to be Disabled due to CVE-2014-3566 (POODLE)

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    We have been following the recently discovered vulnerability known by CVE-2014-3566 (popularly referred to as POODLE). This specific vulnerability has affected the SSLv3 protocol which is supported by most Nexcess servers. SSLv3 (also known as SSL 3.0), is an old and outdated Internet cryptographic protocol that was designed to ensure secure connections for various services […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • My experience at Plugged-IN Games Arena

    Karthik Rao
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    I was informed about CeBIT / Plugged-IN earlier in February this year for business reasons. The summary of the expo got me very excited and I had decided that I need to be a part of this event. Although I could not be a part of the event, the excitement was always there to experience the Indian edition of the most popular expo. Plugged-IN Games Arena that’s sponsored by MTS was one of India’s largest gaming event in terms of prize pool. 20 Lakhs INR (approx. US$32,273 at the time of writing), which would be split among CS: GO & DOTA 2 equally. Top 64 teams were to be awarded. And…
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is not available for India due to breach of local content laws

    The Sorcerer
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Though the specifics are not been mentioned, Electronic Arts announced in their EA Help section that Dragon Age: Inquisition will not be on retail shelves in India. This applies only only for physical copies, but also digital copies that was purchased via Origin. @dragonage Your fans in #India deserves to know. Why is #DAI cancelled for India? — Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) November 15, 2014 According to the post, EA said that the reason they have withdrawn Dragon Age: Inquisition is because they wished to avoid the breach of local laws. I’ve asked DAI via twitter if they can give…
  • Ubisoft changes its reviews policy post AC: Unity widespread ownage

    The Sorcerer
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:43 pm
    After being owned by reviewers, journalists and even gamers, Ubisoft said that it plans to change the way they work with reviewers and gamers. A spokesperson for Ubisoft told BBC,”We are working to adapt our services and communications with consumers accordingly, both by changing the way we work with reviewers and by offering customers open betas or other early access to some games, all so that they have the information they need and want.” The issue arrived when Ubisoft of having an anti-consumer approach for having an embargo to be lifted for reviews after 17 hours since the…
  • AMD FreeSync panels will cost lesser than Nvidia G-Sync

    The Sorcerer
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:37 pm
    AMD is doing what it does best that puts pressure over its competitors in some form- cost of the actual product and price cuts. Earlier, it was reported that AMD is working to reduce the price for its R9 290 GPUs. Now its also reported that according to AMD, FreeSync enabled displays will cost $100 lesser than Nvidia G-Sync enabled panels. AMD’s scientist Richard Huddy gave a presentation about its FreeSync implementation. Few key reasons are that FreeSync is based on open-end standards, and unlike G-Sync, it doesn’t need any special hardware that adds the cost of the final…
  • Ubisoft blames Assassin’s Creed: Unity problems on AMD

    The Sorcerer
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Ubisoft seems to be working hard on getting everyone’s nerves. Its bad enough that the company has been going back and forth about its claims about 30 FPS. Its even worse when a Forbes contributor gave a piece of his mind about Ubisoft. But the gaming company seem to have put EA’s past antics to shame went ahead by pointing towards AMD hardware- specifically the APU/CPU and GPU. A community manager in Ubisoft forums found it convenient enough to blame AMD hardware. The community manager ‘UbiJohkr’ said in Ubisoft forums: We are aware that the graphics performance of…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Challenge accepted #https2015

    14 Nov 2014 | 11:36 pm
    This blog may not have the massive traffic it once had, I’m still perpetually working on it, the few visitors who happen to drop by and spend some time do so over an insecure HTTP channel. With the rise of online attacks, where small websites are being used to attack bigger and more valuable online properties, there is a growing consensus that every website owner, publisher or operator join hands in making the internet a more secure place. We can do that by using secure HTTP connections or serving their websites over HTTPS. Here’s a list of 9 good reasons why we should embrace…
  • Sabado by The Eraserheads

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Sabado by The Eraserheads Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Pwede tayo lumabas Humanap ng gagawin Di na kailangang isipin Buti na lang, Sabado bukas At pwede na tayo magwala Kung magsisi sa huli Kesa naman walang nangyari Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Pwede tayo magpuyat Sulitin nahanggang Linggo Kahit saan, wag lamang dito At pagpanaw ng araw At paglalim ng dilim Ang oras ay lumipas Di na natin maibabalik Itapon ang kahapon Yakapin ang darating At kung kailangan mo ako Lagi naman ako nandito Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Hanapin man nila tayo Sabihin na lang wala tayo dito
  • BlackBerry Passport officially unveiled

    26 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Seems that BlackBerry is going back to its corporate roots with their official announcement of the BlackBerry Passport. Some of the features include a 4.5-inch IPS display @ 453ppi, 2.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragron 800 quad-core chip, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13 megapixel rear camera, 4G LTE, HSPA+, 3G and BlackBerry OS 10.3.
  • Why The Naked Truth was not a fashion show

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    If we continue to tolerate this form of “entertainment”, before we know it, our society would be watching live porn right before their eyes and be so completely blinded and numbed by the media to see it as harmless amusement. Heck, it’s happening now—a lot of people aren’t even able to tell what can harm us as a society with the kind of sex-obsessed culture we are creating. We’re becoming more and more reckless, not considering the values we impart to the youth who will be left to run this world when the future comes. Is this what marketing has come to?
  • Matt Damon to return as Jason Bourne in 2016

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Finally! Matt Damon will return as Jason Bourne in a new film to be released in 2016. Best of all, Paul Greengrass is also back as the director of the 4th installment of the franchise. With all due respect to Jeremy Renner’s effort, his Bourne Legacy simply does not cut it and it’s just right that it be continued as a spin-off instead.
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    What's On My PC

  • Try this easy and powerful online photo editing application…

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:50 pm
    I have tried and tested numerous online photo (graphic) editors and the one that I am finding that is tried, tested and true is iPiccy… This editor appears to have been around awhile, with my last review being back in 2011 when it was in beta. Back then iPiccy sported over 30 creative editing tools […]
  • What’s On My PC – Recent Articles (November 10, 2014 – November 19, 2014)

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Checker Plus for Google Calendar – Another Google Chrome Browser Extension Gem (What’s On My PC) Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:06:52 EST I just posted an article about Checker Plus for Gmail and while at the developer’s site I noticed he had developed another Google Chrome browser extension called Checker Plus for Google Calendar. Again, this […]
  • TECH DEAL – A Mouse With A 3 Year Battery Life

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Just purchased the Logitech Wireless Marathon Mouse M705 With 3-year Battery Life and I must say I am impressed with the “smooth as butter” hyper scrolling that you can toggle (at the push of a button) to a more precise scrolling. As a matter of fact when I purchased this mouse I could not (initially) […]
  • Checker Plus for Google Calendar – Another Google Chrome Browser Extension Gem

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    I just posted an article about Checker Plus for Gmail and while at the developer’s site I noticed he had developed another Google Chrome browser extension called Checker Plus for Google Calendar. Again, this is another extension by this developer that is carrying a very high user base rating. I am a big time user […]
  • Checker Plus for Gmail – One Of The Highest Rated Google Chrome Extensions Out There

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    When I see a five star rating at the Google Chrome Web Store I know it has to be something good. If you are a Google Chrome browser fan and use Gmail then you must download the Google Chrome browser extension called Checker Plus for Gmail. Before I go further, if you click this link […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Integrated Biometrics Announces Exclusive Partnership with Akiyama Soluções Tecnológicas in Brazil

    David Menzies
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Integrated Biometrics, developers of the world’s smallest and lightest FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners, is pleased to announce Akiyama Soluções Tecnológicas (Akiyama) as its exclusive master distributor for Brazil. Akiyama is a digital identification market leader in Brazil, providing and developing biometric enrollment, authentication, and recognition solutions for government institutions as well as banking and commercial sector industries.“We are delighted to have this agreement with the leading edge market leader Integrated Biometrics,” said Akiyama CEO…
  • Imperial Design Builders Continues to Grow Team of Experienced Construction Professionals

    David Menzies
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    FUQUAY VARINA, N.C. -- Imperial Design Builders (, a family owned and operated general contractor building communities one building at a time, is continuing to add to its team of trusted construction professionals with tons of on-the-ground experience in the right way to build. The busy Southwest Wake County-based company has completed a busy 2014 hiring season, adding Construction Administrator Marlene Smith; Eric Talley and John Walenty, Jr. as superintendents; and Jay Jenkins as vice president of operations.“Our business has been built on the quality of our…
  • Viztek Introduces New 14x17 ViZion + Wireless DR Panel at RSNA

    David Menzies
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:16 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, today announced commercial availability of the ViZion + Wireless DR panel, which will be shown for the first time at RSNA 2014. The easy-to-install 14x17 panel provides both high image quality and high durability. The ViZion + Wireless panel delivers a cost-effective option for all environments including hospitals, imaging centers and mobile imaging units, and further expands Viztek's extensive line-up of imaging systems across the spectrum.NCTechNews is published by…
  • This Land, a Veteran Run Startup, Launches Nationally to Showcase American Craftsmen

    David Menzies
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:14 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- This Land, ( a mission-based, online shopping and lifestyle destination dedicated to promoting American craftsmen and supporting our nation's military heroes, officially launched nationwide today with a curated inventory of the finest limited edition, handcrafted housewares, accessories and jewelry from some of the nation's most talented artists and craftspeople. Each piece on the site is a unique, functional work of art, the result of time honored traditions of craft, made by hand and with heart using tools like anvils, leather punches, wood lathes, looms,…
  • Salix and Pharming Announce the Launch of RUCONEST® in the U.S.

    David Menzies
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:11 am
    RALEIGH, NC & LEIDEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP) and Pharming Group NV (EURONEXT: PHARM) recently announced the launch of RUCONEST® (C1 Esterase Inhibitor [Recombinant]) 50 IU/kg in the United States for the treatment of acute angioedema attacks in adult and adolescent patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE). Effectiveness in clinical studies was not established in HAE patients with laryngeal attacks. Today’s announcement follows the July approval of the drug by the Food and Drug Administration.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations,…
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  • Nokia vuelve de la tumba con un clon del iPad mini

    Domadis Cabrera
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    Nokia se rehúsa a expulsar su último hálito de vida, y muestra de ello, es que ahora la famosa marca finlandesa se está reconstruyendo a sí misma como un diseñador para otras marcas/empresas. “No borren a Nokia todavía”, fue el mensaje dado por Nokia durante la presentación de su nueva tableta Nokia N1. A pesar de la venta de su negocio de dispositivos a Microsoft a principios de este año y tras su compromiso de no poner su nombre en ningún teléfono inteligente hasta el 2016, Nokia quiere ser visto como el mismo motor de innovación móvil que siempre ha sido. La más…
  • Apple lanza iOS 8.1.1 con el objetivo de corregir errores y mejorar el rendimiento en los dispositivos iOS más antiguos

    Domadis Cabrera
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    Apple acaba de anunciar el lanzamiento de iOS 8.1.1 para el iPhone, el iPad y el iPod touch. Aparte de la promesa habitual de introducir correcciones de errores y actualizaciones de seguridad, Apple dice que esta última versión debería acelerar las cosas en el iPad 2 y el iPhone 4S, dos de los dispositivos iOS más antiguos de la compañía. Lo hemos visto en varias ocasiones, la instalación de actualizaciones de gran envergadura en dispositivos iOS con hardware antiguo a menudo puede dar lugar a un resultado poco satisfactorio, en los que el usuario termina viviendo una experiencia de…
  • Apple lanza una nueva herramienta en línea para darse de baja en iMessage. Y sin necesidad del iPhone.

    Domadis Cabrera
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Si en algún momento tuviste un iPhone y ahora que tienes un teléfono de cualquier otra marca, pero no puedes recibir los mensajes de textos (SMS) que te envían otros usuarios de iPhones, puede ser que todavía tú número de teléfono esté registrado con el servicio iMessage. Hasta ahora ese era un problema, pero por suerte Apple ha decidido echarnos una mano, y ha lanzado una nueva utilidad (web) que te permite dar de baja a tu número de teléfono en el sitio de Apple, incluso si ya no tienes tu antiguo iPhone a mano. El proceso es muy sencillo, de hecho, puedes completarlo en dos…
  • La aplicación de Airbnb se actualiza con soporte para Apple Play, compartir a través de Kakao Talk, registro rápido y mucho más

    Domadis Cabrera
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    La aplicación de Airbnb ha sido actualizada con soporte para Apple Pay, opciones para compartir listas y anuncios a través de KakaoTalk, registro más fácil, una pantalla de cuenta más simplificado y mucho más. ¡Planifica tus viajes desde cualquier lugar con la aplicación de Airbnb para iPhone! Airbnb te abre la puerta de los alojamientos más interesantes y es, además, la forma más fácil de ganar dinero con el espacio que te sobre. Con sus más de 450 000 anuncios en más de 34 000 ciudades, Airbnb encontrará la experiencia adecuada para ti. Envía mensajes a los huéspedes y…
  • Fing te muestra todos los dispositivos conectados a tu red WiFi

    Domadis Cabrera
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Fing es una nueva aplicación que te muestra todos los dispositivos conectados a tu red, detallando el tipo de dispositivo y el fabricante para cada uno. y lo mejor de todo, pone todos esos datos en la palma de tu mano. Fing ha estado disponible desde hace un buen tiempo, pero es una solución rápida para cualquier persona que quiera echar un vistazo a la actividad de su red desde su dispositivo móvil. Sólo tienes que abrir la aplicación para ver una lista de dispositivos conectados, sus direcciones IP y MAC, nombres de dispositivos personalizables, y los fabricantes. Pulsa en un…
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  • Weekend Open Forum: The first search engine I ever used

    Julio Franco
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    In today's web, search is almost taken for granted. In most parts of the world it's a three way street, with Google, Bing and Yahoo taking up a majority of the search pie (plus Baidu in China). Google is by far the most dominant player worldwide and has been leading the pack for years...
  • Motorola accidentally shipped some AT&T Nexus 6 pre-orders with faulty software

    Shawn Knight
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Motorola is asking AT&T to return its unsold inventory of Nexus 6 smartphones due to a software issue. Affected phones are said to power on and render a black screen, effectively bricking the device according to multiple reports.
  • Chromebook buyers now get 1TB of Google Drive storage free for two years

    Shawn Knight
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The budget notebook market got a bit more interesting on Friday. Goolge has announced that anyone that buys a notebook powered by Chrome OS will receive 1TB of Google Drive cloud storage free of charge for two years. At current prices, that’s roughly a $240 value for free.
  • Google announces updates to Project Loon including 10 times longer flight times

    Justin Kahn
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Google has a number of unique initiatives on the go at any given time, and Project Loon has to be one of the more interesting ones. Using giant helium filled balloons flying through the stratosphere for days on end, the project’s goal is to offer fast internet access to those...
  • Amazon's ad-supported streaming video service to touch down early next year

    Shawn Knight
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    It’s gearing up to be a busy New Year for Amazon. In addition to jumping into the travel booking business, the e-commerce giant is also expected to roll out a free ad-supported video streaming service which could present a serious risk to established players like Netflix and Hulu.
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  • Jon Stewart Rips Sen. Landrieu

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    In case you haven’t heard enough about the Keystone XL pipeline, Jon Stewart chimes in showing the absurdity of the recent debate and vote in the Senate where the measure failed to approve the pipeline by 41-59. Sixty votes are required to pass a bill out of the Senate.Stewart asks, “How many jobs would this project create?”“We can build the Keystone pipeline creating thousands of temporary and millions of permanent jobs,” says Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in a clip via C-Span.“The CEO who runs the pipeline says there will be 35 permanent jobs,” says Senator Barbara Boxer…
  • Assessing the Risks of Genetically Engineered Crops

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    Dear EarthTalk: What are the potential health and environmental impacts of so many genetically engineered organisms in our food supply?                                                                                                             — Frank C., Charlottesville, VAProponents of genetic engineering (GE)—whereby DNA from unrelated species is combined to produce improved or novel organisms—insist that the benefits of increased crop yields and less agricultural waste…
  • Kevin Spacey Is The Rainforest

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Kevin Spacey is The Rainforest in Conservation International’s third film in its provocative environmental awareness campaign, Nature Is Speaking.Watch as The Rainforest comes to life and reminds humans that rainforests make life possible. “I have always been there for them and I have been more than generous. Sometimes, I’ve given it all to them, now gone forever,” states The Rainforest.“Nature’s message is clear: we can’t keep doing what we’re doing now. Clean sustainable energyis crucial and cannot wait … we have to start listening to nature now,” said Spacey.Did…
  • Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala Tested with Bullets and Bonfires

    Guest Post
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Being able to take a bullet and withstand fires from multiple directions sets apart the compressed natural gas (CNG) tank in the 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala from less-strenuous testing of other natural gas-powered vehicles.A large piece of cast aluminum helps protect the tank valve and connection from certain side impacts. Sheet metal plates on either side of the tank help protect it from loose objects in the trunk or rear seat.“We designed this system for those ‘what if’ situations,” said Nichole Kraatz, Impala chief engineer. ”The customer shouldn’t even know it’s there.
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About the U.S.-China Climate Deal

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Last night, just weeks after the largest climate mobilization ever, the world’s two biggest polluters—the U.S. and China—announced their most ambitious climate action yet. That is not a coincidence: it’s a sign that our pressure is working, and that we need to apply much more. The announcement today is an achievement for everyone who’s held a banner, signed a petition and gone to jail—and a call for many more to join us going forward!Here’s my take on what the just-announced plan from President Obama and Premier Xi is, and isn’t:1. It is historic. John Kerry was right to use…
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    Techline Info

  • How Honda’s Other Side interractive video made

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Few days back Honda launched a creative ad campaign to promote their flagship product through an innovative interactive video . This cleverly crafted interactive video showcases the difference between Honda Civic and Civic Type R through a dual side story follows a common man in day and an underworld criminal in night. Viewers can switch […]
  • Tech For the Guys in Hardhats

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Technology wears many hats. It is a central part of everything we do. It is the ubiquitous fabric of modern society. It is no longer just for nerds and geeks. It powers every kind of human endeavour including law enforcement, crime solving, medicine and healthcare, entertainment, even religion. Nothing is left untouched by technology. One […]
  • SMS Codes for activating Sony Six channel in your DTH connections

    12 Jun 2014 | 2:37 am
    Watch FIFA World Cup 2014 on Sony SIX, the new sports channels, which is normally not included in any of your basic DTH packages. All DTH operators are providing this channel as an addon channel with your existing channel packs Here the  SMS codes for various DTH operators in India to activate Sony SIX. Videocon […]
  • How to Copy, Erase, Edit or Translate the texts within images using Google Chrome.

    26 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    To manipulate the texts within an image, you need to download the same and use some image editing applications like Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, InkScape etc. If you are an average computer user, it is always painful. Now a new Google Chrome plugin comes enables you to copy, erase, edit or translate the texts within the […]
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  • 5 Must-See Sites Before Going To See “The Hobbit – The Battle of The Five Armies”

    Mark O'Neill
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Peter Jackson (a.k.a. God) has put the finishing touches to the final Hobbit movie – “The Battle of the Five Armies” – and it is due out on December 10th (I have blanked out the entire day as “busy” on Google Calendar). As a build-up to the main event, the movie publicity juggernaut is out in full force, as well as the die-hard fans who run the blogs. Today on Cool Websites and Apps, we are going to take a journey into Middle Earth. Here are the sites you need to learn everything possible about these movies. The Hobbit Official Website...Read the full…
  • What’s Happening In The Google Labs?

    Dave LeClair
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Surely you’ve heard of the Google Labs, it’s a place of imagination where some of the coolest possible products of the future are in the works. But what is Google actually working on there? Are there any products that will be of interest to you? Will these projects ever actually see the light of day? So many questions, and thanks to the infographic below, so many answers! Via Gryffin Click To EnlargeRead the full article: What’s Happening In The Google Labs?
  • Solve Your Mac OS X Clipboard Management Problems With iClip

    Bakari Chavanu
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Anyone who does a lot of copying and pasting of text on a computer knows how essential a clipboard manager is. I’ve used quite a few over the years, and while there are several great solutions, Irradiated’s iClip ($18.99, free trial) rises above them all. Over a year ago, I included iClip in a review of Mac clipboard managers, and at the time Clips was as my clipboard manager of choice. Clips, however, became unstable and was rarely updated. After trying a few other clipboard managers, I reopened iClip several months ago and discovered a few features I had previously…
  • Everything You Need To Know About Your WhatsApp Privacy Settings

    Philip Bates
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, and boasts over 600 million active users worldwide – but after Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, should you be worried about your privacy? Earlier this year, we asked you if you use WhatsApp. Over 60% of participating readers confirmed that it’s rather popular. We gave its iOS and Android versions glowing reviews. But it’s recently gone into partnership with Facebook, causing some to question whether their details remain as personal as before. Here’s what you need to know about that messaging service…
  • The Easiest Raspberry Pi Media Centre, With RasPlex

    Harry Guinness
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Raspberry Pi is a surprisingly capable little computer. In the past, we’ve show you how to make a Raspberry Pi home theatre with Rasbmc. Since we published that guide, an easier to use and better performing operating system has been released. Today I’m going to show you how with RasPlex; it’s the easiest way to get started using your Raspberry Pi as a capable media centre. The Client-Server Design RasPlex brings the popular Plex media centre software to the Raspberry Pi. Plex started out as a fork of XBMC — the media centre software used in Rasbmc — but...Read the…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Removing Firefox Ad Tiles

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Have you noticed an increasing number of ads while using Firefox? Here is how to disable them. The post Removing Firefox Ad Tiles appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Windows Guides: 10 Tips to Boost Firefox Privacy 10 tips to boost Firefox privacy without having to... The Windows Club: Fixing Firefox Freezes and Crashes Are you a Firefox user? If yes, you might... Bits from Bill: Firefox Ready to Be #1 By Bill Pytlovany Are you a Firefox user? Apparently, if...
  • 8 Free Cloud Storage Options

    Leo Notenboom
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    A field guide to 8 of the most popular cloud storage options. The post 8 Free Cloud Storage Options appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: The Best Cloud Storage Services Key features that your cloud storage service should have.... Windows Talk: What You Need to Know About Cloud Storage It may be time to jump on the trend... Three Online Backup Options Compared Online backup services are becoming quite popular, but it...
  • Customize Windows 10 Start Menu

    Make Tech Easier
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    4 ways to create a custom Windows 10 Start Menu. The post Customize Windows 10 Start Menu appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Customize Your Windows 8.1 Start Screen In an effort to quell the furor over replacing the... Customize Windows Start Menu How to customize the Window 7 Start Menu with folders... Customize Your Browser Start Page With What is a start page to you? Is it...
  • The Desktop Lives On

    Bob Rankin
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The HP Sprout combines a PC, 3D scanner, projector, and keyless keyboard - provides solid proof that the Desktop lives on. The post The Desktop Lives On appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Bob Rankin: Replace Desktop With Laptop? "I'm thinking about getting a new computer, because mine... 6 Reasons You Should Have 2 Monitors A larger monitor is not always the best answer... Five Reasons Desktop PCs Won’t Die Tablets and smartphones seem to be taking over the computing...
  • Adding iCloud to Windows 8

    Ask Dave Taylor
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    How to share content between a Mac and a PC. The post Adding iCloud to Windows 8 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: DropBox and Windows 8 How to connect your DropBox account with Windows 8.... Adding Bookmarks to Windows 8 Taskbar One of four different ways you can manage a Web... Add Custom Stock Tiles to Windows 8 Start Page How to customize your Windows 8 Start Page by...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Boost and Increase Your Internet Speed

    Aseem Kishore
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    Looking for a way to increase your Internet speed without upgrading your ISP Internet plan? Well, Internet speed can depend on a several factors, both internal to the network and external. Starting from the operating system, you have the network card, network cable, wireless router, broadband modem, and possibly other devices before you even get out of your house. Also, this article is meant for users who had previously been browsing at a certain download speed, but now seem to be browsing at a much slower speed. If you perform a speed test on your connection and are getting within 85% to 90%…
  • How to Add Your Own Subtitles to a Video

    Aseem Kishore
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Recently, I downloaded a video off the Internet that was in Hindi and I needed to add English subtitles to the video so that I could share it with some friends. I checked out Windows Movie Maker, which has the ability to overlay text on video, but the feature set was very poor and it was nearly impossible to control where the subtitles showed up, for how long, and in what kind of format. Another problem with Windows Movie Maker is that you can’t create subtitles that show up as an option in DVD players; it’s either always there or not. After doing some research, I found that the…
  • Beginner’s Guide to the Windows Command Prompt

    Aseem Kishore
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    Earlier today I had to boot a client computer into safe mode and delete a virus via the command prompt because whenever Windows would load, the file would become locked and hence undeletable! There are several other reasons why you may have to use the command prompt in your life (though rarely), so it’s good to know how to navigate your way around! If you have been meaning to learn how to use the command prompt in Windows, I’ll go through some of the basic commands that are performed most often. Just so everyone’s on the same page, you can get to the command prompt by…
  • How to Open Files in Windows with Different File Extensions

    Aseem Kishore
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:03 am
    I’ve always wanted to write a resource article on how to open files with different file extensions such as .wps, .prn, .mpp, .mdi, .rar, .psd, .pps, .sit, .nrg and lots more! I’ve come across this issue myself many times usually because someone sent me a file and I have no idea which program opens it! So if you come across a file with a strange extension you have never seen before, there are a couple of ways you can identify which program opens that file. I’m also going to go through some of most common file types that people need to open, but if it’s not in my list,…
  • Format Cells using Conditional Formatting in Excel

    Aseem Kishore
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    If you are used to using older versions of Excel, the conditional formatting options in Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 will amaze you. So why would you want to bother using conditional formatting? Well, here are a couple of reasons why I love using this feature of Excel: 1. To make your data more visually appealing. 2. To make your spreadsheets easier to understand at a glance. 3. To identify certain types of numbers for help in problem solving. 4. To assist you in drawing conclusions from your data. 5. To visually display to the user what is “good” or “bad” by using green and red. Now,…
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    Tech Spikes

  • How To Ensure Your Mac Runs as Quickly as Possible

    Laura Jackson
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:37 pm
    If your Mac is running slowly then this can quickly become very frustrating. The whole point of having a powerful machine such as a Mac is so that you can get tasks done quickly. Once this starts to not be the case your machine can seem pretty useless. However, this doesn’t mean you need to give up on your machine altogether. In fact, there are some really easy ways to get your machine backup and running. Restart Your Machine It might seem like a pretty simple solution but resetting your machine can help. We all get into the habit of leaving our machines o for days and weeks at a time.
  • All about latest tablets and choosing the most suitable one in India

    6 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    Tablets have become very popular in India right from those being offered by Apple, HCL, Lenovo, Samsung and more. Each and every prospective customer is looking and comparing for features, storage and even prices before proceeding to make the final purchase. A brief review of the most popular tabs in India could help one to zero down on the most suitable one for him/her. iPad Air – Owning this one is a matter of pride after all, it’s an Apple product. Though pricey, the iPad Air comes with a brand new A8X processor, M8 motion coprocessor and an 8 mega pixel camera to brag about. For…
  • Why Your Business Should Invest In Smartglasses

    Laura Jackson
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    There have been many products that contain smartglass released onto the market over the last twelve months. We’re still waiting for Google to release their latest product. However, business owners around the world are slowly realising how much difference this technology can make to their company. Today, we’re going to present you with some of the main reasons you need to invest in smartglass over the next few months. You will increase productivity A lack of productivity could spell danger for your company. Smartglasses will allow your team to keep on top of their emails and correspondence…
  • 5 Ways Remote Working Could Help Your Business

    Laura Jackson
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Although remote working is not a new concept, most business owners are only just realising how much difference it can make to their success. Considering that, we’re going to present you with five ways it could help your company in this article. If you want to learn more, just take a look at the infographic. Cutting costs Allowing your team to work remotely from time to time will mean you won’t have such high energy bills for your office. Flexibility By implementing remote working solutions, your staff will have the option to work from home if personal circumstances mean they can’t make…
  • How content marketing benefits businesses

    Laura Jackson
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Every decent website is made up of text content that explains to the viewer what that business or organisation is all about. Many businesses hire content writers to put together this information and use SEO techniques throughout the content in order to raise the online presence of the site. SEO stands for search engine optimisation and simply uses an array of methods to push the website further up the results page on search engines. This allows web surfers searching for a relevant key term to find that website more easily. The higher up it appears in search engine rankings, the more likely it…
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  • HeadFoams Pro: Adults get nearly-indestructible headphones too

    Simon Crisp
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    When we were introduced to HeadFoams headphones earlier this year, it was as a kid-centric product which promised to survive whatever your little ones could throw at them. But now accident-prone adults can also get in on the nearly-indestructible headphone action with the release of HeadFoams Pro, an adult-sized version, which also promises grown-up audio quality... Continue Reading HeadFoams Pro: Adults get nearly-indestructible headphones too Section: Home Entertainment Tags: Headphones, Rugged Related Articles: HeadFoams: Bendy foam headphones for kids Soundsight headphones put HD video…
  • Concept wearable pod offers isolation in a Nutshell

    Adam Williams
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    If you spend your workday in a busy office, you'll know how difficult it can be to switch off and take a proper break. With this in mind, designer Eden Lew has conceived a wearable isolation pod called the Nutshell that aims to improve the quality of break times. .. Continue Reading Concept wearable pod offers isolation in a Nutshell Section: Good Thinking Tags: Collapsible, Lightweight, Relax, Sleep, Wearable Related Articles: Self-contained powered Copenhagen Wheel hits the market – at last Review: Backtracker radar system for bikes Slap on a wristband to micromanage your life Float helps…
  • Scottish company invites Skoogists to get their grooves on

    Paul Ridden
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Initially developed for kids with disabilities, Edinburgh-based Skoogmusic has spent the last four years delivering its colorful and tactile Skoog digital music-making instrument to almost 2,000 schools around the world. Now the company is eyeing the consumer space with the development of version 2.0, which benefits from a much-reduced cost of entry, new mobile companion apps, wireless capabilities and battery-powered portability... Continue Reading Scottish company invites Skoogists to get their grooves on Section: Music Tags: Bluetooth, Controller, Digital music, Education, Indiegogo,…
  • Mercedes revives Maybach name for long wheelbase S-Class

    Scott Collie
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Mercedes has used China's Auto Ghangzhou show to revive the Maybach name on an ultra high-end S-Class. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 is a long-wheelbase, V12-powered flagship for the Mercedes range, and aims to offer a level of exclusivity beyond that offered by the standard S-Class range. .. Continue Reading Mercedes revives Maybach name for long wheelbase S-Class Section: Automotive Tags: LA Auto Show 2014, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz Related Articles: Maybach Relaunched Maybach Zeppelin reborn Maybach 62 S: World's most powerful chauffeur-driven saloon The New Maybach 57 S - 6.0-litre V12 biturbo…
  • Behind the scenes at Quantum of the Seas' Two70 show

    David Szondy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Earlier this month, Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas cruise ship, with its high-tech Bionic Bar and Two70 multimedia theater, set sail on its maiden voyage. Gizmag chatted on the phone with one of the key people behind the interactive performance venue Two70, Tim Magill of 5+design, for a look behind the scenes of the space and its robotic performers... Continue Reading Behind the scenes at Quantum of the Seas' Two70 show Section: Robotics Tags: Entertainment, Interactive, Multi-functional, Robots, Ships, Theater Related Articles: Quantum of the Seas sets sail with robotic bartenders…
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    John Morris

  • How can a newbie freelancer become popular in freelancing websites?

    John Morris
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Watch on YouTube: Listen on SoundCloud: You gain popularity by doing more work and getting good reviews and recommendations from the clients you work with. Elance uses a sophisticated algorithm to determine an individual freelancer’s level. You can see this level displayed on the side of your profile here: This level is important because it plays a major role in how you show up in profile listings throughout Elance. In general, the higher your level the more likely you are to show up at the top of those lists and get seen by potential…
  • My Closest Friends Said I’d Never Make It as a Web Designer… Then I Did This!

    John Morris
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    In this episode of the John Morris Show, I teach you how to use Elance and ODesk to build a successful freelance web design business. This 6-part strategy is what I used to prove all my friends and family wrong when they said I’d never make it as full-time web designer. And, to be blunt… if your freelance business is based 100% on sites like Elance and ODesk.. you’re being foolish. You could be working less and making more by implementing the 6 simple steps in this video. Over time, these steps will start to seem a bit “magical” because you’ll have new…
  • How to Avoid Clients From Hell BEFORE They Ever Hire You

    John Morris
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Some clients just suck. There’s really no nice way to put it. Learning how to expose and avoid them BEFORE you let them hire you will keep you from tearing your hair out (and stave off the gray hair for just a few more years). Of course, it’s fun to joke about it… but dealing with hellish clients is actually serious as… well hell! That’s because getting good at avoiding clients who just don’t fit well with your personality and how you operate will help you avoid getting seriously burnt out and overwhelmed. And, it’ll keep you loving your job which…
  • How to Get Your First Web Design Client (Step #2 is especially important)

    John Morris
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    Getting your first PAID web design client is the most important action you can take for your coding career… whether you plan to be a freelance web designer long-term or not. It’s THAT important because it immediately makes everything much more clear: You see if you actually like coding You figure out what your clients expect from you You understand what to charge and why And, most importantly… you gain CONFIDENCE. You get to see first-hand that people WILL pay you money to code for them and that you CAN deliver. On the flip side, NOT getting your first client leaves…
  • How to Position Yourself to Get More Freelance Jobs

    John Morris
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    I was recently asked: “How do I fill out my profile on sites like Elance and oDesk? How do I fill them out in a way that’s honest but more impressive than leaving them blank?” Here’s the simplest way I can put this… Your unique situation can and SHOULD be positioned to highlight your advantages. For example, when I started looking to get hired for freelance IT jobs I was completely self-taught and I believed that was a disadvantage. I believed coders who had gone to school were in a better position than me and would have an easier time convincing clients to hire…
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  • 5 of the Best Call Forwarder Apps for Android

    Mahesh Makvana
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    If you frequently switch SIM cards on your phone, you should consider using a call forwarder app. What a call forwarder app does is forward all the calls from your old device to the new one. So whether you have changed your phone number or the phone itself with a new SIM card, you will still receive calls that were for your old number. While there may be a number of apps that help you forward calls on an Android phone, here we have chosen some of the best ones for you.1. Simple Call ForwardingAs the name suggests, the Simple Call Forwarding app lets you forward calls on your device using in…
  • Is Microsoft Regaining Public Confidence?

    Laura Tucker
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    With the release of the Windows 10 technical preview, it’s received both good and bad reviews. There were mixed reviews of Windows 8, too, but it seemed to leave an overall bad taste in people’s mouths. Is the Windows 10 technical preview helping Microsoft regain public confidence?The Windows 10 technical preview seems as if it should be a major release. It’s being changed enough that Microsoft didn’t even bother to name it Windows 9. It skipped right over it in the numeric numbering system and went straight to 10. And while it seemed to be the only game in town not…
  • How To Download Multiple Files By Selecting Links In Chrome

    Kim Barloso
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    There are a variety of tools for managing downloads within your browser. Some focus on speed, multiple file options, extra organization features and other things that the built-in browser’s download panel doesn’t have.There are some tools, however, that focus on doing only one or two things at a time. Such is the case with the Chrome extension, uSelect iDownload.As the name implies, uSelect lets you select one or more download links and provides you the option to either open the links or download them. There are many extensions similar to this, but it stands out because it lets…
  • Identify Calls from Unknown Sources with Truedialer

    Himanshu Arora
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Sometimes, when you receive a missed call from an unknown number, it gets difficult to decide whether it’s worth calling back as there is always a possibility that you might end up calling back a telemarketer or someone you don’t want to talk to.A new app dubbed Truedialer, from the same guys who developed the famous Truecaller app, aims to solve just that. In this article, we will discuss the basics of the Truedialer app along with the features it provides.How Truedialer solves the problemComing from the same family, Truedialer taps into the humongous database of more than a…
  • Easily Monitor Windows Registry Changes with Regshot

    Vamsi Krishna
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Long ago, all the system and application configurations were stored in their respective directories, but this method was so clumsy. To solve this, Microsoft introduced Windows registry which virtually hosts all the settings and configurations. In fact, Windows registry is much like a database for all the configurations and settings. Since all the settings reside in one place, Windows registry is where you can do all kinds of advanced stuff like changing operating system configurations, hardware device settings, software settings, etc.Moreover, every little change you make in your system,…
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  • 30 Free Responsive WordPress Themes for Your Blogs

    shabnam sultan
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    WordPress is a popular content management system and Responsive Web design is the latest concept. With the advancement of technology people are now using smartphones and tablets to browse web. Many bloggers and webmasters who are WordPress users are now…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 10 Best e-Commerce WordPress Themes in 2014 6 Best Premium Coming Soon WordPress Themes 2014 7 Top Best Selling WordPress Themes 2014 Top WordPress Themes for Yoga Studios or Yoga Instructors 6 Top Premium Photography WordPress Themes
  • 2014 Accessories Most Likely to Survive in the New Year

    shabnam sultan
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Another year is drawing to a close, which means another four long seasons of fashion have come and gone. This year has been full of audacious choices on runways and sidewalks alike, as more and more women and men dare…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: iPhone 4 catches fire Imo’s new and improved iPhone app for social networking Gadget Show Live in Birmingham 2014 Top Ramadan 2014 Apps for Smartphones How To Make Your Mobile Phone Unreachable
  • 15+ Best Chrome Extensions for Web Developers and Designers

    shabnam sultan
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Google Chrome browser is a powerful browser, Web developers and designers love Google Chrome Extensions because of speed and built-in developer tools. If you are a Chrome user, check out these powerful Chrome Extensions which will speed your work flow…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Google Chrome Canary For Mac OS X Released Hide/Snooze Webpages In Chrome To Use Later 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox Top 10 PayPal Alternatives 10+ Best WordPress Theme Frameworks
  • 5 Best CSS Preprocessors To Speed Up Coding

    shabnam sultan
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    CSS Preprocessors are used by developers to build CSS faster which speeds up your Web development workflow. CSS Preprocessors provide developers which features which are not present in CSS which include variables, constants and syntax. If you are a Web…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 15+ Best Chrome Extensions for Web Developers and Designers
  • Top 15 Websites To Learn Programming Quickly

    shabnam sultan
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    Learning Programming is no more a difficult and boring thing! There are many online resources and websites that will help you to refine your Programming skills. The websites are interactive which offer coding written and video tutorials, lectures and practice…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Best Platform For Mobile Business Apps- Android Or iPhone 10 Best Free VPN Clients Top Xbox One Games Worth Playing Sites To Trace Mobile Number in India Best Whatsapp Tricks and Tips to Enhance User Experience
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • How to keep the world's eyes out of your webcam

    Michael Cowling, Senior Lecturer & Discipline Leader, Mobile Computing & Applications at Central Queensland University
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Webcams have been made public because their passwords weren't changed from the default. Flickr/Cory Doctorow, CC BY-NC-SAThere are concerns that thousands of private webcams around the world could be streaming live images to anybody who wishes to view them – without their owner knowing – thanks to a Russian website providing a convenient list of every camera that can be accessed. But how is the website doing this? Just like with those who had concerns over Facebook’s Messenger app, the website is exploiting the fact that most users accept the default settings on webcams. People…
  • Ice bath after exercise? The benefits might be in your head

    James Broatch, PhD Candidate in Exercise Physiology at Victoria University
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    How much of an ice bath is a placebo? Andreas Nilsson/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDWhether an athlete has endured the repeated joint stresses of a marathon run, or the relentless battery of hits during a football match, many will opt for a post-activity polar plunge into an ice-cold bath. There is method to this madness, though – many studies show that ice baths allow athletes to recover faster, train harder and ultimately perform better, and are thought to accelerate the body’s recovery, preparing it for the next gruelling training session. Given the subjective nature of muscle soreness, might the…
  • Things warm up as the East Australian Current heads south

    Jaci Brown, Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Warmer waters heading south – here's sunrise off Manly in New South Wales. Flickr/Jeff Turner, CC BYOccasional erratic bursts southward of the East Australian Current (EAC) are thought to have moderated the weather of south-east Australia this autumn and winter and they continue to introduce tropical and sub-tropical marine species to Tasmanian waters. Ocean monitoring by Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System is providing scientists with significant new insights into the changing structure of the EAC. Over the past 50 years sporadic warm bursts have become more common as the…
  • Could more equal less when it comes to consciousness and pain?

    Olivia Carter, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at University of Melbourne
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Will we ever have a scientific measure of consciousness? This was the essay topic I set my student a few months ago – only days before I went on maternity leave for the recent birth of my baby Joe (more on that later). This is not an easy question to answer. The pursuit of such a measure remains a goal of many of the world’s top scientists. Philosophers continue to debate whether such a measure is even theoretically possible. Meanwhile, ethicists and policy makers are busy considering how such a measure might inform decisions relating to animal welfare, abortion and end of life care. The…
  • From selfies to climate change: the #G20 debate on Twitter

    Axel Bruns, Professor, Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    As the leaders were meeting at G20 the tweeters were tweeting their own thoughts on the global summit. Flickr/Palazzo Chigi , CC BY-NC-SAThe G20 Summit that brought many of the world’s most important leaders to Brisbane last weekend was also a major Twitter event. Australian and international users expressed their concerns over the appearance of Russian warships off the Queensland coast, shared selfies from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s impromptu visit to Brisbane’s Caxton St nightlife hub and called for action on issues ranging from Ebola to climate change. For this first G20…
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  • How to Use Telegram from your PC without installing any application?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
      Telegram is just another rival of WhatsApp messenger that offers free instant messaging. Till now you must have used Telegram on your iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices but you will glad to know that you can also use it from your laptop or PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). And the greatest news is […]
  • Nokia announces its first ever iPad style Android tablet, the Nokia N1

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    Nokia is back with a bang by introducing it first ever Android tablet, the Nokia N1. Nokia N1 quite resembles the Apple iPad look that carries a 7.9-inch IPS LCD display. The tablet operates on 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel quad-core processor and includes the latest version of Android, Android 5.0 Lollipop. Nokia N1 also offers the […]
  • Pre-orders for Blackberry Classic Smartphone begin

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Blackberry is back again with another new smartphone, the Blackberry Classic, after the success of Blackberry Passport. Blackberry Classic contain the same Blackberry signature style look with QWERTY keyboard with a large square touchscreen. The complete specifications of Blackberry Classic have not yet been revealed by the company but they claim it as a ‘powerful […]
  • First Microsoft smartphone announced- the Microsoft Lumia 535 [Full features and Specifications]

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Microsoft released its first ever smartphone today. Microsoft Lumia 535 is a Windows based phone that comes with the new and latest release of Windows Phone OS, Lumia Denim. Lumia 535 has a standard screen size of 5-inch qHD LCD display a 5MP front and rear camera. It operates on Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor and […]
  • How to Design a Single Page Website?

    Guest Blogger
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:19 am
    You can design your website with different advanced methods and techniques. But the web design needs to be done keeping the target audience in your mind. If you want to stand out of others in the web development world, you need to design your site in a very unique way. Purpose of Designing: At first, […]
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  • The Customer Success Imperative: The Time to Act is Now

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    Customer Success has become more important for enterprise software providers than ever before.  Despite the increase in importance and the buzz surrounding Customer Success, software executives are struggling to fund and launch initiatives. Dhaval Moogimane, Partner, outlines four key Customer Success priorities that software providers should execute as soon as possible. Click here to read more 
  • Apple Pay Brings NFC Technology Into the Spotlight

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    While Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has been around for a long time, it has not been as widely adopted as part of the payment process as had been anticipated.  The introduction of Apple Pay has the potential to change that adoption rate and the role of NFC in how we interact with Merchants.  Scott Haug, Partner, weighs in on the impact of Apple Pay and future of the payments ecosystem. Click here to read more ...
  • Payments Processors Under Pressure: Customer Success Stories From the Software Industry

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The evolution of traditional online commerce and the increasing relevance of mobile technology are driving changes in the payments ecosystem.  While these changes are substantial and impactful, they are not necessarily unprecedented--the changes in the payments ecosystem in many ways mirror changes that have already happened in the enterprise software industry.  Scott Haug, Partner, and Laura Green, Principal, are featured in TechRadar Pro on how merchant acquirers and processors can leverage customer success lessons from the software industry to improve revenue and…
  • Five Key Takeaways from TSIA’s Tech Services World Conference 2014

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    by Neil Jain, Partner Coming out of the recent Technology Services World conference in Las Vegas, my colleagues and I were struck by how pervasive a few common themes were.  It seemed as though every executive we met and every panel or keynote we listened to were all grappling with similar topics.  For those in the tech industry that weren’t able to attend, following is a quick summary of five key takeaways: 1.    Services Under Attack from Two Fronts It’s no surprise that when a bunch of Services executives get together, they are going to kibitz about…
  • Five Key Operating Model Considerations For Commercializing Data-Driven Products

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    In a September paper, Waterstone outlined an approach for technology companies to systematically identify and capitalize on data-driven products and services.  However, as companies look to commercialize data-driven products, it is important to consider the new context and business environment and adjust accordingly.  Hubert Selvanathan and John Zuk, Principals, and TJ Devine, Manager, discuss five aspects of the process that should be carefully evaluated. Click here to read more
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  • Take full control of Windows updates with ABC-Update

    Mike Williams
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
    It’s important to keep Windows up-to-date, and the easiest way to make that happen is to let the operating system handle everything. Set Windows Update to "automatic" and get on with something else. But if you need more control, some way to install only your chosen updates, at a time that’s convenient for you, then it might be worth looking at ABC-Update. The program arrives as a simple command line tool, with nothing to install: just a single executable, program licence and a PDF manual. No need to worry about compatibility, it should work just fine on anything from Windows XP to 10.
  • Businesses are failing to take security seriously enough

    Darren Allan
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Companies are still failing to properly protect themselves from potential attacks and hackers, with security not being given enough weight of consideration -- and indeed, many firms haven’t even covered the fundamentals of keeping intruders out of their networks and data. This is according to Neira Jones, a security expert who chairs the Global Advisory Board for the Centre for Strategic Cybercrime & Security Science, who criticized businesses for failing to "fix the basics" of protecting data, and lacking sufficient "cyber-security awareness programs". She told Computing: "If you’re…
  • Ho! Ho! Ho! Google Claus gifting 1TB of Drive storage to new Chromebook buyers

    Brian Fagioli
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    Santa Claus is a great man; he delivers gifts to all of us as a reward for being good. While people have tried to trick me into thinking he isn't real, I refuse to fall for it. Of course he is real! Who else is putting presents under my tree? My mom? I think I would have caught her by now. As great as Santa Claus is, apparently, Google is looking to get into the gifting game too. You see, the search-giant is giving away 1TB of Google Drive storage for two years. Hell, for many, that is better than a crappy wooden train from Santa Claus! To score the free storage, you only need to buy a new…
  • Vintager 2014 lets you transform digital snaps into photos of yesteryear

    Nick Peers
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    There’s something to be said for the way old printed photos age over time, as they turn yellow or sepia, coloring our own perception of the past. With the rise of digital, of course, all that has come to an end, with photos promising to remain as color-sharp, bright and vibrant as the day they were originally shot. If you wonder how those photos might look in the future had they been shot on film and left to fade over time, there’s no need to wait if you’re a Windows user. Simply install Vintager 2014 and you can see how they might have looked 20, 30 or even 40 years hence. As its name…
  • Alienware Alpha is the next-gen console ready to take on PS4 and Xbox One

    Mark Wilson
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    It must be coming up to Christmas; Alienware, the game-focused arm of Dell, is beginning to ship its new gaming console. The Alienware Alpha is described as the world's first PC gaming console, and it has been designed to blend the power of a gaming rig with the ease of use of a console. With prices starting at $549, gamers have the ability to customize their hardware to suit their needs. The Alpha runs Windows 8.1, and it includes either 4GB or 8GB of RAM, as well as a USB adapted Xbox 360 controller. The price of the console is bumped up for anyone opting to increase the size of the hard…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Nokia N1

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Pros High pixel densitiy screen, over 300ppi (324 ppi) High-resolution camera (8 MP) Quad core processor Lots of RAM (2 GB) Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection Cons Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion Battery...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Gionee Marathon M3

    7 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Pros Big screen (5 inches) High-resolution display (720 x 1920 pixels) High-resolution camera (8 MP) Quad-core processor Expandable storage (up to 128GB) Massive battery (5000 mAh) Cons  None This post was first found on...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy A3

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    Pros Metallic Body High-resolution camera (8 MP) Quad core processor Fast internet support (4G LTE) NFC Compact (5.12 x 2.58 x 0.27 inches) Cons Non-HD screen ( 540 x 960 pixels ) Non-removable battery...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy A5

    4 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Pros Big display (5.0 inches) High-resolution screen (720 x 1280 pixels) High-resolution camera (13 MP) Quad core processor Lots of RAM (2 GB RAM) 4G LTE (4G) NFC Small dimensions (5.48 x 2.74 x...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Motorola DROID Turbo

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Pros Huge display (5.2 inches) High-resolution screen (1440 x 2560 pixels) Extremely high pixel density (565 ppi) High-resolution camera (20.7MP) Quad-core processor Lots of RAM (3 GB) Fast internet support (4G LTE) NFC Water-resistant...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • WhatsApp Adds Option to Turn OFF Read Receipts (Download)

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.In their latest update WhatsApp introduced an option to turn off read receipts (two blue ticks) from WhatsApp settings. This update is currently not available in any of the App Stores like Google Playstore or Apple iTunes.In my last post, I discussed two methods to do the same : Disable WhatsApp Read Receipts.Although the option turns off read receipts in personal chats, they will still be enabled in WhatsApp groups. Which means others in the group can still check their message info to see if you have viewed the message.The option has been…
  • New Google Messenger App for Android (Download APK)

    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google messenger appFirst there was the simple Messages app then came the Hangouts app and now Google has launched a new standalone application for texting called Messenger.Messenger in my opinion is a fast and easy way to send SMS/MMS. It has full Emoji support.The app shouldn’t be confused with the usual Instant Messaging apps like WhatsApp or such. This is a replacement for your SMS/MMS app.With the Messenger app you can take Photos,Videos or Audio messages directly from the app, but remember that sending these will cost you the…
  • How to Disable WhatsApp’s ‘Blue Ticks’ Read Confirmation

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.whatsapp message blue ticksToday WhatsApp updated their App across platforms to include a new feature. The much controversial “Read Confirmation” feature has arrived. This lets you know if the recipient of your message has read your sent message – with two blue ticks on the message.This was a highly requested feature by many. While many are happy that such a feature exists, there is still a lot who wishes to get rid of WhatsApp’s blue ticks.This blog post is for those who want to disable WhatsApp’s read…
  • Google’s “Inbox” App is a Fresh Take on Emails by Gmail

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Inbox by GoogleEven with all the new forms of communications popping up everyday, Email has managed to stand its ground. It still reserves a space in the web communication spectrum.The ongoing battle for Email clients isn’t going to end soon. Many came with their ideas and launched products in the market but only few could withstand the competition.Today Email sorting, management and filtering are the features that everyone look for in a mail client.Outlook recently revamped their User Interface to a much modern look which facilitated…
  • Fix All Your Chrome Issues with Google Software Removal Tool

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Software Removal ToolGoogle Chrome browser is being used by millions of people. The browser is fast and secure but is vulnerable to issues like any other browsers out there.Issues like unwanted toolbars, extensions, malware, site blocking and redirects are a few to start with. Google has realized that many chrome users are facing such problems and has finally decided to release a fix for it.What is Software Removal Tool?Google has now released a quick fix tool named ‘Software Removal Tool’ to help users with the above mentioned…
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  • iPhone 7 Camera: The Next Revolution

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    In 2005, the world’s best selling mp3 player was the iPod mini. Apple stunned analysts and customers by replacing it with the iPod nano, which went on to become the best seller. Who does that? If John Gruber is right, Apple’s going to do it again with the iPhone 7 camera.On last week’s The Talk Show, Apple geek extraordinaire John Gruber let it slip that the iPhone 7 camera will be a giant leap forward for smartphone photography. Considering that the iPhone is already widely regarded as the best camera phone, that’s saying a lot:The specific thing I heard is that next…
  • How To Read Thoughts iOS App Review

    Henry Dowling
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    How to read thoughtsANDREI LAZAREVEducation$ 0.99DownloadHang on a moment, don’t get too excited just yet. If the headline caught your attention because you’re looking for some kind of magical app which will let you prod around inside people’s minds and know what they’re thinking, you’ve come to the wrong place. If, however, you’re curious about human nature and the way we express ourselves subconsciously through body language, then How To Read Thoughts might peak your interest.Let’s get this out of the way right now: there is no information…
  • iPhone + Beats: Will Music Win?

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Between a rock and a hard place. Digital download sales are falling, but streaming music service revenues, though rising, aren’t keeping pace. Artists, like Taylor Swift, are caught in the middle. Could Beats Music streaming service installed on every new iPhone be the solution?“I think that people should feel that there is a value to what musicians have created, and that’s that,” Swift told Time magazine after pulling her catalog from Spotify. Fundamentally, artists hate Spotify, leaving an opportunity for an Apple music streaming service to get it right.While Beats…
  • CopyTrans Shelbee Windows App Review

    Henry Dowling
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:13 am
    As it turns out, not everyone is as keen on running Apple software on their Windows PCs as you might imagine. iTunes in particular isn’t universally loved by the Windows fraternity, for various reasons – often it’s purely because these users have their own media player of choice. But iTunes is still the most obvious choice when it comes to backing up your iPhone, so most of us use it regardless. That doesn’t have to be the case though, as there are a number of third party options to take care of your back-up and restore requirements. CopyTrans Shelbee is one of the…
  • Goodbye Google? Firefox + Yahoo Pair on Search

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Now is Marissa Mayer saving Yahoo? Who knows, but the soap opera that is the technology business just got a bit more interesting. Yes, Mozilla Firefox + Yahoo have inked a deal whereby Firefox will list Yahoo as the default search engine.Mozilla’s in-house news blog is reporting a five-year deal making Yahoo the default search engine in Firefox, which is the number two or three browser depending on who’s doing the measuring.“Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve entered into a five-year partnership with Mozilla to make Yahoo the default search experience on Firefox…
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  • Antarjaal’s Kannada Greeting card app for iPhone and iPad

    Chethan Thimmappa
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    We are a day away from Kannada Rajyotsava:A mass festival celebrated in month of November by people of Karnataka. Antarjaal has a dedicated iPhone/iPad app optimized for Kannada language, which helps one create greeting cards in Kannada on festive occasions like Kannada Rajyotsava, Christmas, Sankranti, Ugadi, Dasara, Deepavali etc. In country like India where there is a huge diversity in languages, communicating to one in their native language is 100X influential and effective than just communicating in neutral language like English. Greeting Cards carry the same dynamics, one which is done…
  • Xolo Hive UI Review

    Chethan Thimmappa
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    In our previous article we have covered the unboxing and hands-on review of Xolo Hive 8x-1000. Today we will be having a closer look at the UI( User Interface) used for this device – Xolo 8X-1000. Xolo has its proprietary UI called Xolo Hive for android where it enriches the stock android experience by adding important tweaks such as better look and feel, appearance, ease of access, additional custom apps. Vibrant Lockscreens Hive UI has a unique pattern to unlock phone. Instead of typical slide to unlock, it asks you directly which action has to be performed once the phone is unlocked…
  • NVIDIA Bolsters Executive Ranks With Two New Vice Presidents For European Market

    Chethan Thimmappa
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    NVIDIA today announced the appointment of two new vice presidents covering its Europe, Middle East and India market. Jaap Zuiderveld has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing, and Xochilt M. Balzola-Widman has been named vice president of Consumer Business for the region. Zuiderveld comes to NVIDIA from Colt Technology Services, in London, where he led the enterprise services business’s global direct sales force. Prior to that, he served as chief operations officer and managing director for Europe at ACN, and as chief executive officer at Active 24, where he earlier held the…
  • Parineeti Chopra Debuts on Instagram on her Birthday with a Fan Selfie Collage

    Chethan Thimmappa
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words in the social media space, Instagram puts that theory to practice.  So when an actress as vivacious and candid as Parineeti Chopra, (who recently tweeted “Finally getting onto Instagram. Too excited! Follow me on parineetichopra”decides to get on to Instagram, we can’t help but wait to see what she’s going to be up to on the platform. Instagram is the mothership for selfie addicts, so Parineeti who debuts on Instagram on October 22nd (her birthday) has decided to celebrate this trend with a difference!  Parineeti, in association…
  • Microsoft Azure data centres opening in Australia next week

    Chethan Thimmappa
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Two Data centers would be starting their operations from tomorrow here at Australia.  With this opening of data centers in Australia, Microsoft has given Australian businesses a good reason to embrace the cloud.  For any Microsoft XBOX one owners who are residing in Australia this is beneficial as they could experience less latency while playing online games on xbox one. These data centers are present at Sydney and Melbourne, The first announcement was done on May 2013. TwitterGoogle+
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  • Meet Point, the Home Security System That Does Without Intrusive Cameras

    mike chua
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    If there’s anything Insecam (the cams have since been removed, btw) have taught us, is that our privacy could be on the line when using security cameras, in particular, IP cameras. That said, if you’re paranoia about having digital eyes inside your home, then we think Point Home Security Device may be a perfect alternative. It is a simple, minimalistic device that looks after your home when you’re away without introducing invasive measures like cameras. It connects to the Internet via WiFi and is packed with non-invasive sensors to detect any anomalies in your home like…
  • Lammily Marks Lets You Add Cellulite, Scars and Even Stretch Marks to Normal Body ‘Barbie’

    mike chua
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Do you remember the beautiful, real-life proportions ‘barbie’ called Lammily? I am sure you do. A doll that departs from the norm of the fantasy encapsulated toy world, or more specifically a doll modeled after a real-life 19 y.o. girl-next-door, will most certainly stand out from among the eerily perfectly shaped toy person and will forever etch deeply in our memory. It will be a while before Lammily ships, but its designer, Nickolay Lamm, already have a handful of practical ‘accessories’ ready to ‘spruce’ up her up, albeit in a more sensible way. Unlike…
  • Vuzix’s Prosumer Version M100 Smart Glasses Now Available Exclusively on Amazon for $1,000

    mike chua
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Until now, Google Glass‘s $1,500 sticker is pretty much out of reach for an average person. If you’re in the market for an alternative this holiday season, the prosumer version of the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses might be worthy of an investigation. Though, at $999.99 it is still consider a significant investment – that’s if you can even call it an investment. Anywho, for that price, you will get yourself a custom eyewear made by Rochester Optical and a detachable smart unit where all the magic happens. The eyewear itself sports a set of non-prescribed safety glasses, but…
  • After More Than 80 Years in the Business of Cutting and Drilling, Dremel is Ready to Build Stuff

    mike chua
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    After more than 80 years in the business of cutting and drilling, Dremel, the preferred brand for hobbyists and home improvement enthusiasts, is ready to help you build stuff with this handsome looking 3D printer called Dremel Idea Builder. Boasting the same easy-to-use principle as the rest of the company’s line of products, the Dremel Idea Builder is the world’s first UL certified 3D printer “with best-in-class features and world-class service.” Thanks to the strategic partnership with Autodesk, Dremel is able to provide you with free print-ready 3D models and simple…
  • You Can Change the Design of this E-ink Watch Wherever You Wish

    mike chua
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:19 pm
    If the main reason of buying more wrist watches than you really need is because of your desire for design variety, then we think the e-ink powered FES Watch might just be right up your timepiece-obsessed alley. While e-ink application in watches isn’t new, this particular item designed by Japanese design studio TAKT Project takes application of this power-sipping e-paper to a whole new level by applying it to the watch strap as well. Both the watch face and the strap are independent of each other, which means you can change the design of the face and the strap individually, thus…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • LG G Pad 7.0 LTE and G Pad 10.1 LTE Join Verizon’s Line-up

    Liviu Anca
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    The holiday seas is right around the corner, so the shopping fever will soon begin. If you were planning to buy a gift for your loved ones or just to get your hands on a new tablet, Verizon believes they have exactly what you need. The Big Red carrier officially announced a couple of days ago that […]
  • Verizon Is Releasing LG G Vista Android 4.4.2 Update with UI Tweaks

    Liviu Anca
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Verizon has announced that a new software update is now being pushed to the LG G Vista owners. The new firmware has build number VS88011B and is being rolled out over-the-air. According to the changelog posted on Verizon’s support page, the new LG G Vista Android 4.4.2 arrives with call floating pop-up enhancements (visual cue is now […]
  • New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android 4.4.4 Update Brings Minor Changes

    Liviu Anca
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners based in Germany and Greece are now reporting that their terminals are receiving a new software update. The new firmware is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and judging by its size is just a minor update. If you live in Europe and happen to own a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, you […]
  • Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update to Arrive in the First Half of 2015

    Liviu Anca
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    After Huawei announced that the KitKat update will not be released for the Ascend Mate 2, many owners feared that their smartphone will be stuck on Jelly Bean forever. The China-based phone maker returns with great news for the Ascend Mate 2 owners: the handset will get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. In other words, the Huawei Ascend […]
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for HTC One M8 GPE Delayed Again

    Liviu Anca
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    HTC announced last week that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for HTC One M8 Google Play Edition should be pushed to users early this week. A couple of days ago we told you that the update has be re-scheduled for Friday, and now we hear that it has been delayed once again. The announcement was made […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Tech Mahindra acquires Lightbridge Communications for $240m

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:16 am
    India’s largest IT services company Tech Mahindra said it will acquire US-based Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC) for $240 million. Tech Mahindra Executive Vice-Chairman Vineet Nayyar said: “This partnership is another significant step towards the globalisation of Tech Mahindra as we welcome a diverse workforce of over 5,000 network professionals across five continents and more than 50 countries. We expect network services to be a major growth engine for our organisation.” “Over three decades, LCC has grown to become the largest independent provider of wireless…
  • IBM launching web-based email service “Verse”

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:58 pm
    International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has launched a new e-mail service ‘Verse’ for enterprises that integrates social media, file sharing and analytics to help increase productivity. “With built-in intelligence and a user-first, user-tested design, IBM Verse offers a faster, better way to manage your communications across devices, organize inbound and outbound information, and focus on what you need most”,IBM said. The company plans to offer the cloud-based software free to individuals and small businesses, and also hopes to sell a commercial version to…
  • Yahoo acquires BrightRoll

    12 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    Yahoo has announced that it’s acquiring video ad company BrightRoll for for approximately $640 million in cash. “Video, along with mobile, social, and native, is driving a surge in digital advertising. Here at Yahoo, video is one of the largest growth opportunities, and BrightRoll is a terrific, strategic and financially compelling fit for our video advertising business,” said Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO. “We believe the next step for programmatic video advertising as an industry is to extend and standardize globally, make cross-device buying simple and measurable, and complement and…
  • Free Printable Motivational Calendar 2015

    10 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Few years back we have released a web based application for generating Motivational Calendar. Many people used our application to print various motivational Calendars easily.So, I have decided to improve this Calendar application further. And, therefore today I updated the script to show the holiday detail at the specified date also apart from showing list of Holidays at the bottom. And, added Holiday list of both India and US for the year 2015.So, now anyone can easily generate printable motivational calendar for the year 2015.You can start using this free Calendar generator at…
  • Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Microsoft is planning to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks as per Forbes report. The smartwatch, designed to passively track a user’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. The wearable gadget’s battery life will exceed two days of regular use. Apple Inc unveiled a smartwatch on Sept. 9 that will combine health and fitness tracking with communications and will go on sale in early 2015.
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  • Eliminare file temporanei Iphone. Ecco come fare.

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Il nostro iPhone è un bel cellulare made in Apple che ci permette di fare parecchie cose, dalla navigazione alla gestione di documenti e giochi. Però, come per ogni cosa c’è bisogno di fare della manutenzione, necessaria per riportare il nostro Smartphone al livello di prestazioni desiderate, cosa che attualmente non è molto facile da fare visto che è un cellulare dell’Apple. Ciò significa che, chiaramente, non abbiamo molta scelta su cosa usare e cosa installare dall’Apple store per sistemare il nostro Smartphone.In questo caso, parliamo di file temporanei che si accumulano nel…
  • Tweaks e migliorie per Windows 7. Dove scaricarle

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Per moltissime persone, Windows 7 è ancora un sistema operativo molto valido al contrario di Windows 8. Non manca comunque qualche tipo di miglioria che possiamo fare per rendere la nostra vita più facile, soprattutto considerando che vi abbiamo a che fare ogni giorno. Ecco qualche consiglio. Come migliorare Windows 7? Riabilitiamo la sospensione. Una funzione molto utile è stata introdotta ormai da anni nei sistemi operativi Windows: la sospensione, o l’ibernazione. Diversamente dallo Standby che ferma temporaneamente il sistema operativo in attesa di un nostro input, la sospensione…
  • Beam for Reddit è un altro ottimo modo per procrastinare su iOS

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Siamo a metà settimana e probabilmente la curva delle energie è in calo e non si aspetta altro che il week-end. Nel caso in cui la settimana stia andando male e si voglia perdere tempo distrarsi un po’, vi consigliamo di provare Beam for Reddit. È una nuova app per iOS per la consultazione del popolare sito Reddit ed è progettata per impressionare. È possibile lasciare commenti, upvote o downvote se si associa un account. Ciò che distingue Beam dalle altre app simili è che non è solo mirata alla navigazione su Reddit, ma anche alla scoperta di nuovi sub-reddit. C’è una scheda…
  • Annunciati BitTorrent Sync 2.0, una versione Pro e altri due prodotti

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Mentre i servizi cloud come Dropbox, Google Drive o OneDrive sono immensamente popolari, c’è anche un mercato per gli utenti e le aziende che non vogliono che i loro dati siano memorizzati su server di terze parti. BitTorrent Sync, lanciato originariamente nel 2013, è uno degli strumenti che offre la sincronizzazione di file senza server. Questo è solo uno dei vantaggi della tecnologia. Non è ad esempio necessario registrare nessun account e lo spazio di archiviazione è limitato solo dalla capacità di archiviazione locale e non a un certo piano di abbonamento che si sottoscrive.
  • Lollipop Messenger disponibile. Da Android a cellulare.

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Da qualche tempo è uscito Lollipop, la nuova versione di sistema operativo Android per cellulari e dispositivi compatibili. Essendo molto nuova non è ancora stata portata su tutti i cellulari e tablet, ma naturalmente c’è sempre qualche eccezione, in particolare per i programmi: già si è parlato di alcuni di questi e come si può scaricarli ed installarli su versioni di Android precedenti. Oggi vediamo come trasportare il semplice Messenger di Android Lollipop sul vostro cellulare. Come inserire il Messenger lollipop sul cellulare Una paio di premesse prima di cominciare: Attivate…
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    Blogging Techstacks

  • CryptoNark 0.5.6 Released

    Chris Mahns
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Today, I am releasing CryptoNark version 0.5.6, which contains three notable changes/improvements: OpenSSL version detection has been updated up to the latest versions released on October 15, 2014. Due to the POODLE vulnerability, colorization of all SSL3 ciphers are now red regardless of cipher strength, which is an attempt to encourage people to start disabling sslv3 support on their ssl servers/websites. Added some preliminary SHA-2 certificate detection. If cnark sees that the SSL certificate on the site uses an SHA-2 signature algorithm, it will highlight that in green. If it doesn't see…
  • 1 Uncommon Cause of Unknown SSL Protocol Errors in cURL

    Chris Mahns
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    I came across this error just the other day. cURL throws the following error when I was trying to connect to an https host: Unknown SSL protocol error in connection to <hostname>:-9846 Connecting to the same host using openssl's s_client, the following error was thrown: error:1408F119:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_RECORD:decryption failed or bad record mac Turns out, the server my client was trying to connect to was so old, it didn't support TLS! The workaround for this was to force an ssl3 connection.
  • OpenSSL Version Matrix Updated - October 2014

    Chris Mahns
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    I updated my OpenSSL Version Matrix again to reflect new versions of OpenSSL released since June 5 2014, including the three new versions of OpenSSL that were released yesterday, (October 15, 2014) to address four security issues.
  • CryptoNark 0.5.5 Released - Now Supporting Windows

    Chris Mahns
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    It's only been a few days since the 0.5 release but I've been busy updating CryptoNark with some bug fixes and also added in support for Windows. One caveat: I've only tested this on WIndows 8.1 under a Strawberry Perl 5.18.2 installation. Please let me know if there are any issues on older/newer versions of Strawberry Perl. One additional item to note in this version. SSLv2 connections to some sites were causing perl to crash when running on Windows. I've modified the subroutine that is making SSLv2 calls to make it more stable but on those sites that it was crashing on, cnark now falsely…
  • OpenSSL Version Matrix Updated - June 2014 Edition

    Chris Mahns
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:19 pm
    I updated my OpenSSL Version Matrix post again to include the three new OpenSSL versions recently released. The matrix is now current as of June 7, 2014 with Perl code you can steal. I still use Tie::Hash::indexed in all my modules to order this hash in the order you see it in the post. Also, the Kindle edition of chromatic's Modern Perl: 2014 Edition is  available so grab a copy--it's a steal.
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  • Gearing Up For Cyber Monday

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    The holiday shopping season is about to kick off in full force around the corner, and  brick and mortar stores are preparing for Black Friday.But if you sell online, forget Black Friday, because Cyber Monday is the game you should be ready to play (in just over a week!). This post will help you get prepared.Last year was the first year where online sales for Cyber Monday exceeded Black Friday.Total sales last year were nearly 2.3 billion dollars according to Adobe Digital Index. That is a continuation of the steady increase in online sales during the holiday shopping season. If you are…
  • Setting Up Multiple Product Discounts

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Sometimes when you setup a particular product you want to allow people to purchase more of that one item at a discount rate. Since 'tis the season, you may want to offer a discount on your perfect gift items for your customers to snag in bulk for the holidays. Instead of going through the trouble of setting up multiple discounts for a single product, you can setup the product using the Variant feature to get the same effect.For our example we are going to name our product “Product 2” and set the standard price to $2.00 for one to three, $1.75 for four to seven, and $1.50 for eight or…
  • Four Ways to Increase Your Page Ranking

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Guest post by Joshua Marx of Team National. A backlink is simply one hyperlink from one webpage to another. Backlinks are one of the most effective ways to increase your page rankings and search engine optimization (SEO). By displaying other webpage hyperlinks that link to your post, you can work your way up to page one on the Google search engine. This strategy will benefit your company and significantly increase brand exposure. Consider the following steps to help you develop high quality backlinks that will enhance your page ranking results.Read more »
  • How to Register as a Self Employed Sole Trader in the UK

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Guest blog post by Ruby Andrews of NI card.Who can be considered a sole trader?A sole trader is a person who puts his or her effort in a business that belongs to him and benefits by enjoying all the process. Sole traders get involved with financial risks. They are accountable to all debts if the business fails. The advantages of being a sole trader.Low managerial costs (since one person is the sole owner) and easy start up (since less capital is required) are a couple of the advantages of becoming a sole trader. Also, since total control is in one person's hands, decision making can be…
  • An Interview with Author Eric Myford

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    This week, I was lucky enough to sit down with Horror Expert and Poet Eric Myford. Eric has released two Encyclopedias of Horror and Suspense Films and five poetry collections. He’s a super impressive do-it-yourself dude. Willy of E-Junkie: Eric, since you encyclopedia is for the horror/suspense film genre, what was your first horror/suspense film and what is your favorite?Eric Myford: First horror movie I remember seeing was when I was about 3 and it was Q - The Winged Serpent. As for my favorite, always a tough call, but I would have to say "A Serbian Film". It is an amazing…
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    Two Way Radios

  • What Comes with the Motorola DTR550?

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    Motorola DTR550 Standard Equipment: One DTR550 Digital Radio DTR550 Battery – Lithium Ion Battery Pack (up to 14.5 hrs of life per charge) – 53963 DTR550 Charger – Charging Adapter and Stand Up Drop-In Charging Tray – 53969 DTR550 Belt Clip – Swivel Belt Holster - 53961 DTR550 User Guide DTR550 Quick Reference Guide 1-Year Warranty, Warranty Card. The Motorola DTR550 two way radio is a digital two way radio that provides coverage of up to 325,000 sq. ft., 30 floors. The DTR550 digital Motorola radio has 100 non-overlapping groups.  Unlike analog radios,…
  • What Comes with the Motorola DTR410?

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Motorola DTR410 Standard Equipment: One DTR410 Digital Radio DTR410 Battery – Lithium Ion Battery Pack (up to 14.5 hrs of life per charge) – 53963 DTR410 Charger – Charging Adapter and Stand Up Drop-In Charging Tray – 53969 DTR410 Belt Clip – Swivel Belt Holster - 53961 DTR410 User Guide DTR410 Quick Reference Guide 1-Year Warranty, Warranty Card. The Motorola DTR410 two way radio is a digital two way radio that provides coverage of up to 300,000 sq. ft., 25 floors. The DTR410 digital Motorola radio has 25 non-overlapping groups.  Unlike analog radios, multiple…
  • What Comes with the Motorola RDV5100?

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
      Motorola RDV5100 Standard Equipment: One VHF Motorola Professional RDV5100 Two Way Radio RDV5100 Battery – 2400 mAh Lithium Ion Super High Capacity Battery Pack (up to 18.5 hrs of life per charge) – RLN6308 RDV5100 Charger – Charging Adapter and Stand Up Drop-In Charging Tray – RLN6175 RDV5100 Belt Clip (3″) – RLN6307 RDV5100 User Guide RDV5100 Safety Sheet Warranty Card & 12 Month Warranty – Extended 12 Month Warranty Available The Motorola RDV5100 two way radio is a 5 Watt 10 Channel VHF radio that operates on 27 VHF Business Exclusive Frequencies…
  • Walkie Talkie Cyber Monday Deals!

    5 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Order from this holiday season and save big on walkie talkie radios and accessories!  Coupon code is good from Black Friday 2014 through Cyber Monday 2014.  Call 1-888-560-0758 or email to receive your Cyber Monday walkie talkie coupon code before placing your order. We carry a huge inventory of Motorola walkie talkies, Vertex Standard walkie talkies, and Motorola and Vertex Standard walkie talkie radio accessories, including headsets, batteries, chargers, belt clips, and more!  Most orders ship the same day they are placed – All orders ship…
  • Walkie Talkie Black Friday Deals!

    5 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    Order from this holiday season and save big on walkie talkie radios and accessories!  Coupon code is good from Black Friday 2014 through Cyber Monday 2014.  Call 1-888-560-0758 or email to receive your Black Friday walkie talkie coupon code before placing your order. We carry a huge inventory of Motorola walkie talkies, Vertex Standard walkie talkies, and Motorola and Vertex Standard walkie talkie radio accessories, including headsets, batteries, chargers, belt clips, and more!  Most orders ship the same day they are placed – All orders ship…
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  • Creative Commons 101: Breaking Down Copyright Boundaries

    2 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    You’ve probably heard the name “creative commons” before, especially if you’ve spent any amount of time on Wikipedia. But, what exactly do these licenses do for you and others who develop original works? Do they protect you? Do they allow you to distribute your work freely? Can you distribute others’ works freely? What are the […] The post Creative Commons 101: Breaking Down Copyright Boundaries appeared first on Skyje.
  • Planning for the Holidays in eCommerce

    2 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    When most people think about planning for the holidays, what comes to mind usually consists of long shopping lists, complex culinary dishes and parties with friends and family. As a the owner, manager or assistant to an online store, however, you probably have other things on your mind—on top of the presents, turkey, and late […] The post Planning for the Holidays in eCommerce appeared first on Skyje.
  • Hotjar Insights to Boost your business

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    If you are interested in getting unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites, then Hotjar is the ideal product for you. To be more precise, Hotjar aims at letting you know how visitors use your website, at allowing you to collect feedback and in the end turning more visitors into customers. In other words, […] The post Hotjar Insights to Boost your business appeared first on Skyje.
  • 8 Mini Case Studies for Software Logos

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Logos are often the first things people notice about a company, and they can influence the way individuals feel about the products being sold or services being offered. Those realities were not lost on the eight software companies we’ll look at below. You’ll soon see how logos can shape the way people view a business. […] The post 8 Mini Case Studies for Software Logos appeared first on Skyje.
  • Earning Money out of Photo Retouching

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    If you’re looking for some extra source of income and it happen that you know a little bit about photo retouching or basics in photo editing, you can enhance your skills and benefit financially out of these. There’s a lot of way to earn money out of this talent, here are some. Local Business Starting […] The post Earning Money out of Photo Retouching appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • The wizardry of StorMagic

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    We talked with Hans O’Sullivan, CEO and Chris Farey, CTO of StorMagic during Storage Field Days 6 (SFD6, view videos of their session) a couple of weeks back and they presented some interesting technology, at least to me. Their SvSAN, software defined storage  solution has been around since 2009, and was originally intended to provide shared storage for SMB environments but was changed in 2011 to focus more on remote offices/branch offices (ROBO) for larger customers. What makes the SvSAN such an appealing solution is that it’s a software-only storage solution that can use a…
  • EMC acquisitions & other announcements at #EMCSummit last week

    3 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    EMC’s recently announced the acquisition of Maginetics and Spanning, which are mainly for pushing data protection out to cloud storage and cloud storage data protection. The other major item to come out of EMC Global Analyst Summit last week was the announcement of EMC’s Hybrid Cloud Solution. Magnetic for cloud onramp Maginetics is intended to be yet another tier in the deep archive for Avatar, Data Domain and NetWorker but this one is intended to be in the cloud. MagFS Maginetic’s file system manages the file to object transition, provides their own deduplication and can…
  • Apple SIM and more flexible data plans

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    The new US and UK iPad Air 2 and Mini iPad 3’s now come with a new, programable SIM (see wikipedia SIM article for more info) card for their cellular data services. This is a first in the industry and signals a new movement to more flexible cellular data plans. Currently, the iPad 2 Apple SIM card supports AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the US (what no Verizon?) and EE in the UK. With this new flexibility one can switch iPad data carriers anytime, seemingly right on the phone without having to get up from your chair at all. You no longer need to go into a cellular vendor’s…
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • Microsoft Technical Communities got recognized at TechEd India 2014

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Microsoft recognized the active technical communities in India at the closing note of TechEd India 2014. I was fortunate to be among the people who were called upon. The three user groups that got recognized were: Bangalore IT Pro Group Bangalore .NET group Pune User Group For the Bangalore IT Pro group, I credit this…
  • Session Slides: Community Day 2014 – Introduction to Microsoft Azure Compute

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Microsoft Azure offers several services each categorized into one of the four major categories – Compute, Data, App, and Network Services. This session takes you through an overview of the Microsoft Azure Compute Services. Introduction to Microsoft Azure Compute from Ravikanth Chaganti  
  • Transforming the Data Center – Bangalore, India

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    Microsoft MVP community, Bangalore IT Pro, Bangalore PowerShell User Group, and Microsoft are proud to announce the Transform Data Center (in-person) event in Bangalore, India. This event is hosted at the Microsoft Office in Bangalore. Registration (limited seats): I will speaking here on Azure Backup and Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager. Deepak Dhami (PowerShell MVP) will…
  • WPC 2014 – One-click deployment of SharePoint Farm on Azure

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    At WPC 2014, Scott Gu announced several new capabilities in Azure and one such new capability is the templates available for ready deployment. Scott demonstrated creation of a SharePoint 2013 farm that can be highly available and demonstrated that we can customize the SQL and other settings. This is a great feature and I couldn’t…
  • Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a service – MVA

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    If you are in the Microsoft Virtualization, System Center or Cloud expertise, there is a Microsoft Virtual Academy event planned for Windows Azure Pack. This event is scheduled to happen on July 16th and 17th. IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability…
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    Tech Hamlet

  • Numix Solarized GTK Theme is a Great Offspring of Numix

    Pubudu Kodikara
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    If you are a Linux user who use Gnome based DEs you might have heard about Numix. A clean flat, elegant GTK theme. The theme have a dark variant which is the most popular and a premium light variant which you need to pay. Because it's so popular many people have built cool new themes based on Numix. Numix Solarized is one of them. Solarized is a color palette made with sixteen colors. The author calls it “Precision colors for machines and people.” : Solarized is a sixteen color...
  • Top 9 + Online Scams You Need to Know About

    Pubudu Kodikara
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    The internet is a very dangerous place. If you go there ( or if you live there ) you need to be very, very careful! Think twice before you put down your foot. There are nasty landmines everywhere you go. Normally in the real life there are a lot of ways you can scam someone. But in the Internet there are a lot more and it's even easier to get away with it. 1) Antivirus or System Cleaner scam Trust me I have experience on this. Sometimes you might have seen popups saying that there are...
  • How To Install Gnome 3.14 in Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Pubudu Kodikara
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    Finally the new Ubuntu 14.10 is here. For GNOME lovers the official Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 have also been released. But... As usual, you won't get the latest version of GNOME with it. Why? Actually you can't just take it and put it into the OS like we do with the other stuff. GNOME is a desktop environment. A lot of apps depend on it. Normally this is not a big problem. But Ubuntu have customized GNOME a lot to fit their Unity shell. With every release you need to patch it to work with these...
  • Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is released! Download it now

    Pubudu Kodikara
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Canonical have just released the next major version of Ubuntu, the Utopic Unicorn! Earlier they used names of real animals. But a Unicorn is a mythical animal. Or is it?? Anyway, if you stayed with us you might already know that there's no major changes in this release. Some call it the Unchanged Unicorn. But still there are some behind the scene upgrades and fixes which you might want to see. Hybrid Graphics Support : Ubuntu already have a good support for hybrid graphics. The new Ubuntu...
  • : Find the Best Place to Fill Your Tummy in Sri Lanka

    Pubudu Kodikara
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Hungry? Need a good place to dine? No idea how good the food will be? What if there's a magical place which can give you all these information. Ratings, prices, places around you... Well, its the age of technology and there's a solution for almost anything. In Sri Lanka also people are now getting into the cloud. So, if you want to find a good place to eat, you need to try . Where to eat? What are the nearest restaurants? is a social network for people that eat! When you...
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • F&D T-180BT Bluetooth Soundbar : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:20 pm
    When it comes to use speakers with TV or music system, people usually think about the usual 5.1 speakers. But now manufacturers are being creative and coming out with new shapes and size of speakers. Recently we had the opportunity to try the Fenda Audio’s, popularly known as F&D, T-180BT soundbar. After using it for awhile, here we are sharing the hands-on review of F&D T-180BT Bluetooth
  • What is Naked DSL and How it is Beneficial than the ADSL?

    Shaan Haider
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you are reading this article right now then, it means that your computer, smartphone or tablet is connected to the Internet somehow and you should be having the idea about the terms like Broadband, DSL, ADSL etc. And the latest in this list is the Naked DSL Broadband. Broadband is the Internet service which is provided by using the ADSL technology. Then what is the Naked DSL and how it is
  • Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:38 am
    Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 are two of the most popular Nokia or Microsoft Lumia products right now. Thanks to the selfie loving generation and good hardware specs at a competitive price. We tried our hands on Nokia Lumia 735 for a week and now here is the detailed review of the device for all Geeky Stuffs readers. Though this review is about Nokia Lumia 735, you can consider the same as well for
  • MoboGenie - The Best Android App Manager and Content Ecosystem

    Shaan Haider
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    If you are an Android smartphone user then chances are high that you already know about the MoboGenie. It is one of the most popular Android Device Manager for PC using which you can backup your phone contacts, messages, apps, music, images, and videos etc. You can also restore the backed up data, send SMS from your PC using MoboGenie client, manager files and app etc And now Mobogenie is
  • How to Improve Your Smartphone Battery Life ( Interactive How-To Guide )

    Shaan Haider
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    Ever been cut off mid-conversation, mid-text or heaven forbid mid-Flappy Bird? Battery life is a ever-present problem for the fast majority of smartphone addicts at this point in time. However it appears the major phone manufacturers remain reluctant to invest the resources into developing a viable solution. However what many people fail to remember or acknowledge is that there are subtle
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  • Philips Kids Headphones – Volume Capped!

    Sarah Lamb
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    We often review headphones here on GirlyGeekdom however it is rare that we have headphones sent that are designed and made especially for children and that is what happened this week!  Philips have just released their Kids headphones which are suitable from 3 years old +.  These headphones are volume capped to 85Db to protect […]
  • The Future of 4K TV

    Sarah Lamb
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Televisions have come a long way since 1926 when Scottish inventor John Logie Baird publicly demonstrated his new invention. The first colour broadcast took place 50 years ago on 1st Janurary 1954, however the technology wasn’t cheap, and so many people didn’t have access to a colour TV until the mid to late 1960s. 4K […]
  • Inspire: Three Questions with LJ Rich

    Sarah Lamb
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In our fourth video of our Inspire series we asked BBC Click’s LJ Rich and all tech wonder girl what got her into gadgets and technology. What you may not realise is that LJ is both into technology and music and she recently won a music hackathon! LJ has a music degree and doesn’t have your typical tech […]
  • Inspire: Three Questions with Ortis Deley

    Sarah Lamb
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In our third video of our Inspire series we asked Ortis Deley former Gadget Show presenter and all round gadget fiend what got him into gadgets and technology. What you may not realise is that Ortis has a BSc in Pharmacy and has also been on Tomorrow’s World. You can find out more about Ortis […]
  • A week with the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro & The Launch!

    Sarah Lamb
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Lenovo’s latest products and what a launch it was.  The latest Lenovo products quite simply took your breath away.  To be honest I really wasn’t expecting to go oooh and aaaah!  It was like watching a firework display but better! The products that were launched at this event […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Day 3 at re:Invent

    Joe Kinsella
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Day 3 for me started with an early breakfast. Serving breakfast to 13K+ people is a logistical feat made even more impressive when you see the scale of the dining facility. The hall is a gigantic warehouse-sized space on the lower floor of the Venetian whose far sides are hard to see from each edge. I somehow managed to be the first person at breakfast, due in large part to my East Coast body clock and an usher making a mistake in admitting me early. After walking for 10 minutes down aisles of wait staff directing me to a table like ramp service agents directing a plane, I managed to find a…
  • Day 2 at re:Invent

    Joe Kinsella
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Day 2 at re:Invent is wrapping up, and what a crazy day it was. The day started with the first of the two big keynote announcements. Andy Jassy, the SVP who heads AWS, was the standard speaker for the kickoff re:Invent keynote. Andy was actually the person who drove the business plan that launched AWS, taking it from a concept to the the broad services available today. The keynote was given in an enormous warehouse-like space with over 13K seats. Some key things Andy said include: AWS has 1 million active customers. AWS has the highest revenue growth rate of any multi-billion tech business…
  • Day 1 at re:Invent

    Joe Kinsella
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    I flew out Monday night on the 8 PM JetBlue flight to Vegas for re:Invent. I wasn’t the sole passenger headed to the conference, and met people from a variety of local companies on the plane, including Acquia, Fiksu, MathWorks, Constant Contact, ThreatStack, CloudTP, Mobiquity, CloudHealth and more. I wore my AWS hoodie from last year’s re:Invent, which someone told me was like wearing the band’s t-shirt to their concert (in my defense it is surprisingly comfortable). After an uneventful flight, I checked into the Venetian and crashed. My morning was kicked off with a chance meeting…
  • Are You Driving an Apple or Amazon Product Strategy?

    Joe Kinsella
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    I grabbed lunch with a well respected entrepreneur / investor on my trip to the Silicon Valley last week. One of the topics we discussed has been on my mind for the last couple years: should startups drive their product strategies more like Apple or Amazon? The Apple versus Amazon debate goes like this: Apple has shown an uncanny sense for creating new products. They are known for telling their consumers what they want, and delivering it fully functional with high profile launches. Think iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad. Amazon is known for delivering incrementally based on customer feedback,…
  • My Lost Day in Yosemite

    Joe Kinsella
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    I just spent the day at Yosemite. No, not Yosemite National Park, but Yosemite the OSX upgrade. I'm not exactly sure what I was thinking upgrading OSX the weekend before heading off to Vegas for re:Invent. I've never really had issues with an OSX upgrade, and figured this one should be smooth too. Right? Unfortunately I didn't take the time to read up on what people were seeing before clicking on the Install button. If I had, I would have run this command and realized I would need 40 hours for this upgrade to complete (my upgrade restored ~5 files per second): $ find /usr/local | wc -l 772764…
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Building Mobile Apps With Corona SDK #2

    Jason Slater
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    If you have been following this series so far you should have the Corona Software Development Kit (SDK) installed together with the text editor of your choice. If this is your first time here then you may want to head ... Read More The post Building Mobile Apps With Corona SDK #2 appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Crowdfund Watch: Cocoon Smart Home Security Device

    Jason Slater
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    Cocoon is a neat looking smart home security device which utilises a number of technologies including infrasound detection, machine learning, and profiling in order to provide a whole-of-home security solution. One of the key advantages of Cocoon is it simplicity ... Read More The post Crowdfund Watch: Cocoon Smart Home Security Device appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • IBM introduces IBM Verse

    Jason Slater
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    It’s always quite exciting when big new announcements emerge from IBM. The latest announcement is “IBM Verse” which aims to “revolutionize business communications”. Some of the things we know about IBM Verse include mobile and desktop support and perhaps a ... Read More The post IBM introduces IBM Verse appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • 5 Interesting Technology Developments for the week of 17th November 2014

    Jason Slater
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Nokia: We’re up to something Recently, Nokia tweeted, “We’re up to something” with an image of a mysterious black box and a data of 18.11.14. The box looks similar to an Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV box but ... Read More The post 5 Interesting Technology Developments for the week of 17th November 2014 appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Close Up With The Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T904 Ultrabook

    Jason Slater
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    In this article we will take a close look at the physical aspects of the Fujitsu T904 Ultrabook. The T904 is particularly interesting as it includes a screen that swivels, then folds down over the keyboard, allowing it to operate ... Read More The post Close Up With The Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T904 Ultrabook appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
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  • Windows 8.1 November Update Rollup (aka Update 3) Now Available for Download

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Many people think that Microsoft will keep releasing update packs for Windows 8.1 similar to Update 1 but unfortunately they are wrong. We have already told you in past that Microsoft will no longer release such kind of major update packs such as update 2, update 3, etc for Windows 8.1 operating system. Instead they'll […]
  • [Software Update] Google Chrome 39 Stable Release Now Available for Download

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Google Chrome web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for Google Chrome users! Google developer team has released Chrome 39 version to Stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This build includes several security fixes, bug fixes and improvements including: […]
  • Download AeroVG Ei8ht and Ei8ht.1ne Themes for Windows 8 / 8.1

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    UPDATE: New AeroVG Ei8ht.1ne RTM theme released for Windows 8.1 which comes in 4 new styles: Round & Clear, Round & Shiny, Square & Clear and Square & Shiny. Finally the wait is over. So many people have asked us to release our popular "AeroVG Se7en" theme for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and today […]
  • [Review] What’s New in Windows 10 Build 9879?

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    UPDATE: The review has been updated for recently released Build 9879 of Windows 10 Technical Preview. Information about many new features such as built-in options to show/hide Search and Task View buttons on Taskbar, new Hamburger menu in metro app titlebar, etc has been added with screenshots. Also don't forget to check out the changelog […]
  • How to Remove Search and Task View Icons from Windows 10 Taskbar?

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    UPDATE: The new Windows 10 build 9879 comes with a built-in option to hide/remove Search and Task View buttons from Taskbar. Also there are some changes in the Registry tweaks to remove these 2 buttons from Taskbar and enable a new secret Search box in Windows 10 Taskbar. We have updated the tutorial to include […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Solving Humanitarian Challenges Through Technology

    14 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Recognized as a man who set out to change the world and to make it better, visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ted Turner was awarded the 2014 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award.Read more
  • Applied Named 2015 Military Friendly Employer

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    G.I. Jobs magazine announced Applied Materials has earned the 2015 Military Friendly Employer award for the ninth consecutive year as a top employer of veterans. Additionally, Applied ranked #78 on the Military Friendly Top 100 list. Read more
  • Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    As a proud supporter of diversity and inclusion, and advocate for STEM careers, Applied Materials recently hosted female engineering students from Silicon Valley universities for a day of learning, growing and networking. Attendees heard from MIT alum and guest speaker Jennifer Hwang, a design verification manager for QuickLogic Corporation, along with a panel of Applied employees about exciting and rewarding career paths in engineering.Read more
  • Mike Splinter Honored as Education Champion

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Congratulations to Applied Materials Executive Chairman Mike Splinter on receiving the Silicon Valley Education Foundation's (SVEF) Pioneer Business Leader Award for driving change in business and education philanthropy by using his passion and influence to make a positive impact on people’s lives.Read more
  • What’s in a Name? Innovation for Humanity

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    The project names Gooru, Nanoly, and Sanergy are intriguing. The fact these names represent efforts all over the world, from India to Latin America to Africa, piques curiosity. And, the actual work of the 2014 Tech Laureates is absolutely amazing. Gooru is working to support teachers as they transform learning via open source technology.Read more
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  • How to Fix Lag After Updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:36 am
    In this guide, we will let you know how to fix lag after updating your device to Android 5.0 Lollipop. While most users got better performance after the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, some users have experiencing lag on their device after installing the new software update. This guide let you know... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Enable Hidden Number Row in Google Keyboard

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:10 pm
    This guide lets you know how to enable the hidden number row in Google Keyboard. One of the most appreciated features of the latest keyboard apps is the number row on top of the keypad that allows you to type 0 to 9 digits directly without going through the other key. Google’s new Material Design... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install CyanogenMod 12 on Moto G (XT 1032)

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    An unofficial build of CyanogenMod 12, which is based on the Android 5.0 Lollipop, is now available for 1st Gen Moto G (XT 1032). CyanogenMod 12 is yet to be released officially, but an XDA community member Alberto97 has compiled the CyanogenMod 12 that you can install on your 1st Gen Moto G (XT... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop Port for Galaxy S4, Note 2 and Note 3 (Download)

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 2 and Note 3 might not see an official release soon. However, folks over at XDA developers have developed working port of Android Lollipop build for rooted Galaxy S4, Note 2 and Note 3 owners. Based on the CynogenMod 12 (Lollipop), these... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Improve Your Phone’s Performance, Battery Life and Data Usage by Disabling Unwanted Services

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    One of the benefits of rooting an Android phone is that you can improve its performance, battery life and data usage greatly by disabling unwanted services. Some apps you have in your phone run services in the background, even when you are not using them. For example, some services constantly... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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  • Three Adverts That Would Raise An Eyebrow Today!

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Advertising is big business these days, but not so long ago some advertising campaigns were either produced by the business owner or an agency who were only interested in what was cool in the current time. What a big mistake that was! Lack of foresight has meant that we can see how people were different […]
  • No Panic As A Giant Japanese Monster Rips Up The City!

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    These days it is easy to think that the twentysomethings are self centred and really do not give a damn about what is going on the wider world. Well that maybe so for some, but not all and yet in this short movie Running the Gammatar, the Philadelphia based filmmaker Joe Kramer he examines just how these […]
  • Keep Your Wine Glasses Sparkling With Spot Not!

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    If you are going to buy anything wine related, the best policy to follow would be to look at something that has been designed by likeminded people and this is exactly what the Spot Not is offering. Only a wine drinker could think of something like this, it’s a clever way of drying and polishing […]
  • How Brazil Leads The World In Internet Freedom!

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    There are many places that can claim to be leading the way when it comes to freedom on the internet. Europe, the UK and USA spring to mind as being the leading group, but according to some research we have to look much further away to find the place that is actually leading the way […]
  • Watch The Official Trailer For Disney’s Cinderella!

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    Most of us already know the story of Cinderella and yet here is another version of story and this time Disney have chosen to go all out to come up with an extravagant look into the life of the young Ella and how she copes with the death of her mother, the new stepmother and […]
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  • “Time Collapse” And My Broken Brain

    Michael Arrington
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    I was perusing the news headlines this evening and I noticed this article about Glenn Beck’s health troubles. A few sentences early on in the article floored me, because it describes how I feel exactly: “Doctors tell me that up until recently, I hadn’t had a real REM sleep in maybe as long as a decade,” Beck said. “I didn’t have a dream that I remember, except one in a decade. And quite honestly, this isn’t a symptom you look to fix if you have a ton to do. But the first sign of trouble I noticed was what I call a ‘time collapse.’ If we had met before, I couldn’t tell…
  • Abacus, The Expense Software Employees Love, Raises $3.5 Million

    Michael Arrington
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    I hate expense reports. I do them once a year and I still hate it. Back when I had to do them monthly or have the finance department all over me I hated them twelve times as much. Abacus fixes all that. The company was founded by Omar Qari, Ted Power and Josh Halickman (Foursquare, Google, Etsy Venmo and other experience) and they launched earlier this year at Winter Y Combinator. You can read their launch post here. How does Abacus fix expense reports? When a company starts using Abacus, they link their bank account. Employees set themselves up in the app and also link their bank account.
  • Who’s Lying About Whisper?

    Michael Arrington
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Separately, Whisper has been following a user claiming to be a sex-obsessed lobbyist in Washington DC. The company’s tracking tools allow staff to monitor which areas of the capital the lobbyist visits. “He’s a guy that we’ll track for the rest of his life and he’ll have no idea we’ll be watching him,” the same Whisper executive said. – The Guardian As far as I can tell from what The Guardian has alleged, and from Whisper’s denials, what happened is this: 1. When talking to potential partners, Whisper hypes its ability to track users so that those partners will know…
  • Picture Of Kevin Rose’s First App From North

    Michael Arrington
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Kevin Rose was just backstage at TechCrunch Disrupt and gave me a brief preview of his first app, called Tiiny, from his new development company North Technologies. He said it’s going through the app review process now and should be released shortly. Image is terrible but this is his story to tell when he’s ready. Website describes it as “Share tiny little photos that disappear after 24 hours” but it’s more than that. Pretty slick though.
  • The Three Skills Needed To Become A Legendary Tech Blogger

    Michael Arrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Every once in a while someone asks me who I think the best tech bloggers are and why. It happened today, in fact, back stage at TechCrunch Disrupt. I also have blogging on the mind in general after reading Jason Kincaid’s new book today. Here’s my short answer – A great tech blogger needs to be exceptionally good at (1) breaking big stories, (2) writing powerful thought pieces, and (3) doing live interviews. In my mind, there are just three or four great tech bloggers in the world. The average tech blogger, which is just a commodity, probably isn’t good at any of these…
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  • Content trickery will only alienate your audience

    Andre Steenkamp
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Brands, agencies and publishers need to take a consumer-friendly approach to digital native advertising that emphasises transparency and value to the reader if they want it to strengthen, rather than damage, their brands. Ads thinly disguised as editorial alienate and annoy customers rather than engaging them and persuading them to take the action the brand […]
  • Gearburn’s 2014 Christmas gift guide to trendy gizmos and gadgets

    Paul Armstrong
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    It’s that time of year again. Unfortunately (or fortunately for those receiving gifts) the Holiday Season comes with its own set of headaches and charms. One of the latter is definitely not gift shopping. So, to help you out on your quest, we here at Gearburn have compiled a Christmas gift guide for you, yours […]
  • 13 companies doing really innovative things on mobile

    Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:36 pm
    South African public transport app GoMetro was among the winners at the Meffys — an international awards ceremony for measuring success and rewarding innovation across the mobile ecosystem. Organised by MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, the awards are now in their 11th edition and are judged by an independent panel of […]
  • Your startup is up and running, now what? The one question you need to remember

    Paul Brown
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    A startup is like an infant: it keeps you awake from early in the morning, until late at night. An established business is when your kid is all grown up, left the house and now you can finally go and get a real holiday! But what about the transition between startup and a proper business, […]
  • 50 young Africans who could totally transform the continent

    Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The fact that more than half of Africa’s population is under the age of 25 is often cited as one of the things in its favour going forward. With seven of the world’s top ten fastest growing economies on the continent, it does however mean that there’s some serious pressure on Africa’s young people. It […]
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  • Who Tweeted It First on Twitter?

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    You can now easily retrieve the oldest tweet available for any search term in a single step. You can use it find how old a link is or for finding the original source on Twitter.
  • Far Cry 4 review: The most thrilling deja vu experience you'll ever play

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    "An eagle!" my soldier yells. "Look out! Help me!" My men, who I've seen stand fast in the face of overwhelming machine gun fire, are scattering because of a dive-bombing bird. The eagle circles overhead, taunting me before swooping down and raking its claws across my arm. Just as I start to recover, an enemy patrol drives by and spots us shooting into the air. They decide to join the party, aiming at us briefly before a rhinoceros slams into their truck and throws them over a cliff. And that's
  • Image enlargement extension Imagus for Firefox

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    I reviewed Imagus back in 2013 when the then popular extension Hoverzoom caused controversy in regards to scripts it ran that were not in any way related to enlarging images on the Internet. Imagus came to same fame and many call it the best Chrome extension of its kind. The author of the extension ported […] The post Image enlargement extension Imagus for Firefox appeared first on gHacks Technology News.
  • A beautiful photo of the cockpit of the Lockheed MC-130

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Combat jet airplanes may be way more sleeker and cooler than cargo planes, but there is something magnificent about slowly flying in one of these beast, looking at the landscape in calm morning through the huge windows of the cockpit. Read more...
  • The Difference Between Uber and Airbnb

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:56 pm
    They're sort of like the Goofus and Gallant of the sharing economy.
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  • Infographic: Enemies of internet freedom around the world

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    The internet is the greatest is one of the democratising forces the world has ever seen, but that has not prevented many governments and intelligence agencies from trying to to monitor everyone’s usage of the service. China may be famed for its web censorship, but western democracies such as the US and UK also monitor web traffic on a massive scale. So who exactly are the enemies of internet freedom? Source: Infographic: Enemies of internet freedom around the world was originally published on TechFruit
  • Apple to force Beats onto all iPhone and iPad users, FT reports says

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    It appears Apple didn’t learn its lesson from forcing unwanted “gifts” on consumers, and is preparing to push its recently acquired Beats Music music streaming service onto all iPhone and iPad users next year, an FT report claims. Beats Music is Spotify competitor created by music impresarios Dr Dre and Jimmy Lovine as a spin-off from their over-hyped headphone business. The whole company was bought by Apple earlier this year for an impressive $3 billion, and it looks like forcing it on iOS users is how Apple hopes to make back some of that money. As a streaming service,…
  • How the cloud is transforming education

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Teaching may not seem that it has changed much over the years, with lectures, classes, and tutorials as important as ever, but behind the scenes cloud services are transforming education. Where students used to have to check noticeboards for updates and print-outs were handed out at the beginning of class, Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Blackboard, Lore, eCollege, and MyEdu now let students check details of their class and access videos, guides, and other resources from their laptop, tablet, or phone. These centralised cloud-based systems also offer students and private space where…
  • Let’s Encrypt: EFF, Mozilla, and others teams up to encrypt more of the internet and improve privacy online

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    As more of our lives inevitably move into the digital realm and in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations, user privacy has become a hot-button topic. The question of what personal digital information the government should have access to and what they should not remains a grey area, with politicians, companies, and users groups squabbling as to where to draw the line. Now, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Mozilla, and a number of high profile technology companies have announced that they are teaming up to encrypt more of the internet and make privacy more of a personal choice in…
  • Hotel fines couple for bad review on TripAdvisor

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    It is no secret that online review sites such as TripAdvisor can make or break hotels and restaurants, with bad reviews making people look elsewhere – and this has led one Blackpool hotel choosing to “fine” a couple £100 for their negative comments. Tony and Jan Jenkinson from Whitehaven posted negative comments about Broadway Hotel on Tripadvisor after spending a night in the establishment and were shocked to later find an extra £100 charged to their credit card. Broadway Hotel said that it had a policy of charging customers for posting negative reviews, which is made…
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  • Upgrade Your TV for the Holidays with an LG OLED TV from Best Buy

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Not too long ago I told you about the LG TV event that I attended here in Chicago. I got a look at some of the most beautiful televisions that I have ever seen. The colors are outstanding, the footprint is small, and most impressively the televisions are super thin. With the holidays now here (YIKES!) lots […]
  • Curious George’s “A Very Monkey Christmas” is Coming to PBS KIDS

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:15 pm
    I love when I can share things from childhood with my kids. Legos, Barbie Dolls, Play Doh, and much more. Some great things have hung around long enough for me to be able to share them with my kids. Curious George is one of those things. Curious George has been around in some form as long […]
  • 6 Ways I’m Getting Clean for the Holidays with Eureka

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Thanksgiving is next week. Can you believe that?? 2014 has flown by in a blur!  I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house this year. YIKES! While I love hosting it means that I have to get my house ready. While most of my guests have been here before, there are a couple of people coming […]
  • Define Your Personal Brand with – Get a FREE Code

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    People often ask me questions about personal branding. They want to know what screen name they should use on various platforms. They wonder if their Twitter username needs to match Facebook…Pinterest…Instagram, etc. Branding IS very important. The only way to make a name for yourself is to have people know your name. And while we […]
  • Are Apps Beneficial to Your Child’s Learning?

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Many parents have concerns about the amount of time that their children spend playing games, or using electronic devices. For years we have been told that too much screen time is bad for our children. Some parents may limit their children’s screen time to only a couple of hours a week. Other parents may be […]
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    Experts Exchange » Tech News

  • B2B Demand Generation Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Position Experts Exchange is looking for a Business-to-Business Demand Generation Specialist to run business lead generation and acquisition programs. Our ideal candidate has a combination of analytical and creative skills. The specialist will be responsible for assisting with programs targeted toward acquisition of new business clients through a variety of marketing channels. Responsibilities Manage demand generation programs, including email marketing, lead nurturing, lead scoring, search marketing/online marketing, webinars, etc. Collaborate with Demand Generation Manager and Business…
  • Copywriter

    Recruiting Coordinator
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange is seeking a part-time or full-time copywriter capable of producing high quality content for both inbound and outbound marketing efforts. These efforts include, but are not limited to, the company website, social media, email campaigns, press releases, advertisements, case studies, and video scripts. A successful copywriter will thrive in a fast-paced environment, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy learning and writing about technology and complex industry topics. Core Skills: Ability to be creative, yet write in a clear, efficient and…
  • Customer Retention Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    About the position: Become part of our growing Customer Support Team to expand and support the Experts Exchange community! Our team is a unique blend of sales and customer support which makes our environment energetic, fast-paced, and continuously evolving. Position Expectations: Be professional and sincere  in communications with customers across multiple channels including email, phone, and online chat Improve customer experience using empathy, problem solving, and impeccable listening and communication skills Troubleshoot technical difficulties and product usage to help members of the…
  • Customer Support Manager

    Recruiting Coordinator
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    The Position: Experts Exchange is looking for a Customer Support Manager to lead the Customer Support group in the company. The ideal candidate has a combination of customer service, analytical, management and leadership skills. The manager will be responsible for managing customer support staff, tracking success metrics, mentoring team members, and assuring customer satisfaction and retention. Primary Responsibilities: Supervises the on-going operations of the team and ensures reliable, high quality customer service.  Provides guidance to staff as needed. Develops retention strategies and…
  • Frontend Developer

    Recruiting Coordinator
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Position: Front End Developer Experts Exchange is the network for technology professionals. With unprecedented access to technical experts, verified real-world solutions, and diverse educational content, we enable technology professionals to solve difficult problems, make better decisions, and build expertise on their own terms. By providing real job skills and professional exposure, Experts Exchange powers the growth and success of technology professionals worldwide. About the Job: We are looking for a full-time Front-End Web Developer to join our creative team. The ideal candidate has…
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  • The FCC won’t decide net neutrality’s fate this year

    Chris Smith
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    The net neutrality debate is poised to extend well into 2015, as this crucial matter is neither on the FCC’s agenda on Friday, nor in its December session, FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart said. Apparently, FCC’s Chairman Tom Wheeler is “caught” between the wishes of the White House and the needs of Internet service providers. Continue reading...
  • Orchestra uses 24 GoPro cameras to give you an amazing up-close look at its performance

    Brad Reed
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It's always nice to see orchestras try to embrace new technology to build more of an audience for classical music and the Czech Philharmonic has to decided to take things to another level by using 24 different GoPro cameras to give us a first-hand look at what it's like to perform in a concert hall as a professional musician. Continue reading...
  • New leak gives another look at what Lollipop will look like on your HTC One (M8)

    Brad Reed
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    There have been a lot of great Android phones released this year but we still have a soft spot in our hearts for the HTC One (M8), which really saw HTC make some excellent refinements and improvements to its already outstanding hardware design. And the good news is that the One (M8) will soon get a whole lot better with the addition of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is one of the best new releases of Android we've seen yet. Continue reading...
  • Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

    Jacob Siegal
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Microsoft might not be able to compete with Apple when it comes to smartphone sales, but that isn't stopping the PC giant from repeatedly claiming that its personal assistant is superior to Siri. In the latest commercial from Microsoft, Cortana and Siri have yet another conversation. This time around, Cortana is curious to find out how Siri has changed since moving over to the iPhone 6 Plus. As expected, Siri's answers are less than satisfying. Continue reading...
  • Amazon reportedly developing a new weapon to combat Netflix

    Chris Smith
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    In order to better compete against rivals like Netflix, Amazon may launch a free, ad-supported streaming video service at some point early next year, The New York Post has learned. Continue reading...
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • Suneet Singh Tuli Of Datawind Conferred Award of Honor

    Jatinder Paul
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    At the recently concluded 65th World Sikh Educational conference, Suneet Singh Tuli, President & CEO, DataWind was felicitated by the Chief Khalsa Diwan with ‘Award of Honor’ for his relentless efforts and dedication in creating greater access to education through use of technology, as stated by the company in its press release. Honourable Chief Minister […] The post Suneet Singh Tuli Of Datawind Conferred Award of Honor appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Microsoft To Launch Lumia 535 In India On 26th November

    Jatinder Paul
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    Microsoft is set to launch its own branded Lumia 535 smartphone in India on 26th November. This smartphone was unveiled by Microsoft last week. The Lumia 535 is budget smartphone and comes in single and Dual SIM versions. It is expected that Dual-SIM version would be launched in India. This smartphone is expected to be having […] The post Microsoft To Launch Lumia 535 In India On 26th November appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Samsung Adds Silver Color To Galaxy Alpha Smartphone

    Jatinder Paul
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    Samsung India today announced the addition of ‘Sleek Silver’ colour to the Galaxy Alpha smartphone range. Galaxy Alpha is now available in four colours including Sleek Silver, Charcoal Black, Dazzling White and Frosted Gold. The Galaxy Alpha was launched in India with three colors in the month of October. The Galaxy Alpha runs on Android […] The post Samsung Adds Silver Color To Galaxy Alpha Smartphone appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Intex Aqua 4X Review – Ideal For The Starters

    Jatinder Paul
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Few months ago, many consumers were in two minds about buying a low-priced smartphone especially of Indian brands because of issues of performance and service support. Since, majority of these handsets are being sourced from China, there was always a question mark about their trouble-free performance. But, this perception has been changed in the last […] The post Intex Aqua 4X Review – Ideal For The Starters appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Alcatel Launches Selfie Focussed Flash Smartphone With 5MP Front Camera At Rs. 9,999

    Jatinder Paul
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    To cater to demands of the selfie crazy consumers, Alcatel One Touch today unveiled the Flash smartphone. The USP of this smartphone is its 5MP Autofocus Front Camera. This smartphone is claimed to be designed in France. After a resounding success of this model in Thailand, Alcatel has launched Flash smartphone in India. The Flash will […] The post Alcatel Launches Selfie Focussed Flash Smartphone With 5MP Front Camera At Rs. 9,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • How to Setup Webmail on iPhone Running iOS 8 and Earlier?

    Robin C
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    I tried to setup a webmail account on my iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1.1 by following the simple tutorial guide suggested by Hostgator. Its for a website hosted with hostgator and i had a problem while configuring the setup instructions as suggested by them. After entering the hostname field, it wasnt working as mentioned in the tutorial and i found a way to make it work after few minutes. So thought to write about it with a quick video tutorial to help you setup webmail on iPhone. This tutorial will also work on iPad and iPod Touch. If you need any assistance after trying out this webmail…
  • Udemy Discounts 6,000 Online Courses with 90% OFF

    Robin C
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    Udemy is a very popular portal for online courses. There are many programmers, website developers, language learners out there using Udemy every day to get trained by professionals on various fields. Udemy helped millions of users world wide till date with their careers. If you are looking for convenient online learning portal to learn and get specialized in certain fields, then your first stop must be at Udemy. Check for available online courses in their website to get trained and certified. Black Friday Deals and Offers started to arrive from various online vendors. Udemy also joined the…
  • Privilege Escalation Vulnerability affects Billions of Android Devices

    Robin C
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:31 am
    Newly found Privilege Escalation Vulnerability affects billions of android mobile phones and tablets, except the devices that are running latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. “Privilege Escalation is the act of exploiting a bug, design flaw or configuration in an operating system to gain administrator or root access.” – Wikipedia. Security Researcher named Jann Horn initially discovered this android security vulnerability that could allow any attacker to bypass “Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) defense and execute arbitrary code on the target device. Any android…
  • Use Telegram on Web Browser without Installing any Software

    Robin C
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Telegram has become my favorite messenger app after WhatsApp failed to provide iPhone 6 Plus compatible update even after iOS 8 released globally for iOS devices. WhatsApp silently introduced Read Receipts notification feature to all devices, and you can find a post about how to turn off whatsapp read receipts notification here. It wasnt a necessary and expected update by users, still whatsapp delayed the update for iPhone devices and i noticed frequent crashes and the stretched blur whatsapp screen was irritating. After iOS 8.1.1 released, the next day WhatsApp released a long waited update…
  • iOS 8.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Successfully Running on Apple iPad 2

    Robin C
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    iH8swow hacker published a video today that demonstrates iPad 2 running iOS 8.1.1 with Untethered Jailbreak with Verbose and Custom Boot Logo. Apple had released iOS 8.1.1 globally yesterday to improve the speed and performance for older devices iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Pangu Jailbreak announced recently that the team is working on latest iOS 8.1.1 and soon we can expect untethered jailbreak release. Apple also mentioned credits to pangu jailbreak in its change log and fixing the same with iOS 8.1.1 release. So if you wanted to stay with Jailbreak then you should wait for some date confirmation…
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  • 3 Ways Mobile Readiness is Changing the Home Buying Game

    Karan Israni
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Just a few years ago, buying a home sight unseen would have sounded absurd and something only wealthy international jet setters might consider since a few hundred thousand dollars is chump change to them. That’s no longer the case. In fact, many average home shoppers are feeling confident buying property without ever physically stepping inside […]
  • Benefits of Using SEO Software as a Service

    Karan Israni
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    There are millions of companies online offering SEO services today. In fact, making a query on the search engines asking for ‘SEO’ will provide over 50,000 results. Because of the cutthroat competition companies are facing nowadays online, there is need for every webmaster to make use of the available and best tools so as to […]
  • 10 Ways of Reducing Cost of Motoring

    Karan Israni
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Motorists may not realize how expensive it is to own a car because they pay bit by bit. When they total them up at the end of the year they will see how large the spending is. The good news is that when the amount spent is high you can save substantial amounts by looking […]
  • iPad Air 2 price in India

    Aman Milwani
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 at its event which was held on October 16,2014. Price of the iPad Air in India: WIFI 16 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 35,900 64 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 42,900 128 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 49,900 WIFI + CELLULAR 16 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 45,900 64 […]
  • 4 Tech Inventions Revolutionizing Your Sleep

    Karan Israni
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    "Sleep hygiene" is one of the most overlooked aspects of health in the US and around the world. While most people know they should get “around eight” hours of sleep, that doesn’t take into account the quality of that sleep, how many sleep hours they need as a unique individual, or any other aspect that […]
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    Future of Privacy

  • New FPF Paper: The Connected Car and Privacy: Navigating New Data Issues

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The Connected Car and Privacy: Navigating New Data Issues is available to read here. * * * * * * Each model year brings cars that are getting smarter and more connected, offering new safety features and consumer conveniences. By the end of the decade, one in five vehicles on the road will be connected to […]
  • Amend the U.S. Privacy Act to Provide Further Privacy Protections to European and Other Non-US Persons

    Stephany Fan
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    I had the pleasure of participating recently at a Georgetown Law Center conference called “Privacy Act @40.”  My panel was on “Looking Ahead,” and my comments focused on new ways that the United States is (and can) extend appropriate privacy rights to citizens of other countries. Today, just a couple of weeks later, Google has […]
  • Public Perceptions on Privacy

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    Today’s new report by the Pew Research Center gives the lie to the notion that privacy is unimportant to the average American. Instead, the big take away is that individuals feel like they lack any control over their personal information. These feelings are directed at the public and private sector alike, and suggest a profound […]
  • Debating the FBI on Phone Encryption

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    FBI Director James Comey has heated up the encryption debate with his recent appearances on Sixty Minutes and at the Brookings Institution.  Comey has sharply criticized Apple and Google for the companies’ announcements that they would enable strong encryption on their phones.  In contrast to prior practice, the companies would no longer keep a key […]
  • Student Privacy Pledge – Learn More!

    Brenda Leong
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
    SIIA/FPF Webinar: Responding to Student Privacy Concerns Does your company collect or maintain personal student data?  Are you looking for a set of guidelines you can adopt to demonstrate your adherence to data privacy best practices? On October 7, more than a dozen leading K-12 school service providers announced their signing of a pledge to […]
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    The Hiltmon

  • What to Write About Next?

    Hilton Lipschitz
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    I was asked in a blog comment today how I decide what to write about. And once decided, how do I go about doing it. In this case, the answer was easy, I decided to try to answer the question. And deconstruct the process I go through as it happens. Instructions: Read this post in black font first, then come back and look at the gray which deconstructs my thinking. Every story needs a starting point, I added the next paragraph in the second iteration of the post to create some context. And maybe to establish some kind of credentials and an authoritative tone. Why would you, the reader who does…
  • Lose the WWW

    Hilton Lipschitz
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    I have finally removed the www from The 1990’s have passed and www no longer makes sense in URL’s. Maybe it’s time you did the same to your site too. What triggered this change was that, as of 14 October 2014, Google Analytics started throwing an error if you had links to and This is because it treated links with www and without as different. Removing the www was easy. I used Global Search and Replace (⇧⌘F in TextMate 2) to find //www.hiltmon and replace it with //hiltmon. Then regenerated the site. But we are still faced with…
  • Simple C++ Testing With Catch in Xcode

    Hilton Lipschitz
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Catch is a simple, open-source, dependency-free unit testing framework for C++ projects. In this post I show you how to use it in a Simple C++ Project from Xcode. Why Catch? I am writing fast C++ libraries for work and need to wrap them in unit tests to ensure that they continue to operate and perform as they evolve. My number one constraint is that these libraries must be dependency-free. The only tools that I may use to compile or install these libraries on any platform (in my case OS X and Linux) is a C++11 compiler and a C++ standard library. Nothing else. This dependency-free requirement…
  • Gist TextMate Bundle Updated for Yosemite

    Hilton Lipschitz
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Thanks to Michael Sheets, the Gist TextMate bundle now works in TextMate 2 on Yosemite. The issue was that the UI code in TextMate 2 relied on Ruby 1.8, and Ruby 1.8 is deprecated and no longer installed in OS X 10.10. Michael created a shim to fake Ruby 1.8 until such time as the code base moves to Ruby 2.0, implemented the change in the Gist bundle and it’s working now. You can get the source at GitHub or just wait until it gets propagates via TextMate 2’s bundle update process. Follow the author as @hiltmon on Twitter.
  • Create a Bootable OS X Installer Drive

    Hilton Lipschitz
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Dan Frakes (@DanFrakes), previously of MacWorld fame, provides easy to follow instructions on how to create a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite installer USB drive on his personal blog. I’ve always done this and I recommend you do too. Link: How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite installer drive Yep, mine is a R2D2 8GB USB Drive (called a Star Wars MIMOBOT) I found at the checkout at Kinokuniya in New York several years ago. Follow the author as @hiltmon on Twitter.